Prosciutto Basil Pasta Shells

Looking for an Italian dinner? Serve prosciutto ham with pasta shells and two types of cheese – a delicious meal.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

12
jumbo shell pasta
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
garlic cloves, minced
3/4
cup chopped prosciutto or cooked ham
1
cup ricotta cheese
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
egg
1
(14-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
  • 3 Meanwhile, heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat until hot. Add garlic and prosciutto; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until garlic is light golden brown.
  • 4 In medium bowl, combine 1/2 the prosciutto mixture with ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil and egg; mix well. Stir spaghetti sauce into prosciutto mixture remaining in skillet.
  • 5 Spoon ricotta mixture into cooked shells; place in sprayed baking dish. Spoon spaghetti sauce mixture over shells. Cover with foil.
  • 6 Bake at 375°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    360
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    1030mg
    1030%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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