Pumpkin Parmesan Stuffed Shells

Enjoy these pumpkin and parmesan stuffed pasta shells garnished with sage leaves – a tasty dinner.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 5

Ingredients

15
uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1 1/2
cups grated Parmesan cheese
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
cup ricotta cheese
1
egg
2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
cups milk
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
Additional fresh sage leaves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package. Rinse with cool water; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the pumpkin, ricotta cheese, egg, 2 teaspoons sage, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper until blended. Spoon about 3 tablespoons pumpkin mixture into each pasta shell. Place in baking dish.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in nutmeg and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese until blended. Pour sauce over shells.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Garnish with sage leaves.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    329
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Sodium
    880mg
    880%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 2 High-Fat Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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