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Spinach-Stuffed Shells


Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Yield

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1 package (10 ounces) chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1-1/2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
24 cooked large pasta shells
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13X9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine spinach, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, egg substitute and seasonings in large bowl. Spoon into shells. Place shells in prepared pan. Top with tomatoes with juice and mozzarella cheese. Bake, covered, 20 minutes or until cheese melts.

Health Note

Recent studies have shown that garlic may play a role in the prevention of heart disease. Results indicate that a clove a day may lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), may help prevent the formation of blood clots that lead to heart attacks and strokes, and may aid in lowering high blood pressure levels.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3 stuffed shells
Sodium 803 mg
Protein 38 g
Fiber 6 g
Carbohydrate 57 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Saturated Fat 6 g
Total Fat 11 g
Calories from Fat 20 %
Calories 456

Dietary Exchange

Meat 3
Vegetable 2
Starch 3

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