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Prosciutto- and Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Here's a Roman beauty--a meatless Italian pasta dish with smoky prosciutto, frozen spinach, and fresh basil.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

24
uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 6 oz)
1
jar (26 oz) tomato-basil pasta sauce
3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1
cup cottage cheese
1
cup chopped prosciutto (4 1/2 oz)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 cup of the pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, the cottage cheese, prosciutto and spinach. Spoon scant 2 tablespoons mixture into each shell. Arrange filled shells in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce over stuffed shells. Sprinkle remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce.
  • 3 Cover dish with foil. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with basil.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 cup of the pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, the cottage cheese, prosciutto and spinach. Spoon scant 2 tablespoons mixture into each shell. Arrange filled shells in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce over stuffed shells. Sprinkle remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce.
  • 3 Cover dish with foil. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with basil.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Chopped cooked bacon can be used instead of the prosciutto.

Make this casserole up to 8 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until it's time to bake.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
1750mg
1750%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.