Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Healthy Stuffed Shells

Um wow -- how is this clean eating?!  Even our kiddos inhaled the food!!
Serves 6: 1 serving = 4 shells (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green ,1 blue)  457 calories

1 box jumbo shells
3 teaspoons oil
1lb ground turkey
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 package frozen spinach, defrosted, liquid squeezed out
2 eggs
3 cups pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook shells for 9 minutes, drain and set aside.

While shells are cooking heat oil in skillet over medium heat

Saute garlic for 2 minutes until fragrant.  Add ground turkey tyo skillet and brown, breaking up with salt and pepper.

While turkey browns, mix ricotta, spinach, and eggs in a mixing bowl.

Once turkey is browned, set aside to cool.  Add cooled turkey and garlic to ricotta mixture and mix well.

Pour 1 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish

Stuff 24 shells with about 2 tablespoons of ricotta turkey mixture and place in  prepared baking dish.

Pour remaining 2 cups of pasta sauce over shells and stop with mozzarella cheese.

 Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes (1 hour if frozen), remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes.

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