Stuffed Pasta Shells (Recipe Makeover)

Family-favorite Stuffed Pasta Shells is a perfect makeover recipe candidate. You don't need the 44 grams of fat that the original recipe contains for it to taste great-especially after sampling this lighter version. It has great flavor the whole family will enjoy. Try it yourself and you'll agree!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

16
uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1/2
lb lean ground turkey
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon fennel seed
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup fat-free cottage cheese
1/4
cup fat-free egg product
2
cups tomato pasta sauce
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook turkey, Italian seasoning, fennel, salt and pepper over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink; remove turkey mixture from skillet.
  • 3 In same skillet, cook mushrooms, onion and garlic over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Stir turkey mixture, cottage cheese and egg product into mushroom mixture.
  • 4 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 tablespoon turkey mixture into each pasta shell. Place in baking dish. Spoon pasta sauce over shells.
  • 5 Cover with foil. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    900mg
    900%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    46g
    46%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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