February 16, 2010

No Time to Stuff Shells

Last night my daughter requested stuffed shells. I only had a few minutes to prepare dinner though, so I improvised with this original creation. It uses the ingredients for stuffed shells without the work.

No Time to Stuff Shells
by Hazel Berger

Cook penne pasta (or another small pasta) according to package directions. Do not overcook. While the pasta is cooking, mix together the following:

2 eggs
1.5 lb ricotta cheese
1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
1 T dried parsley flakes
1 T dried basil
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper

Cover bottom of steep casserole dish with ricotta mixture. Pour drained, cooked noodles on top of ricotta. Cover with the following in order.

1 C mozzarella cheese
1 jar of Prego Heart Smart Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic 26 oz jar mixed with 1/2 jar of water
1C mozzarella cheese
1/2 C parmesan cheese

Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cover casserole with tin foil, if cheese starts to get too dark.

1 comment:

PussDaddy said...

We make stuffed shells too although I tweaked the recipe for it and added mozzarella cheese because I do not like ricotta or cottage cheese. They are a lot of work though and I am not sure they are worth it, lol.