Meatless Monday Recipe: Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
Do you have family members who don’t eat meat? Are you out of recipe ideas and looking for new creative ways for dinner? Well, MorningStar Farms has some great meatless products and recipe ideas that will leave your family and friends wanting more.
When I headed to our local grocery store, I found a HUGE selection of MorningStar Farms products! I couldn’t believe the selection, plus they were on sale. I was going to be making Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells, so I needed to purchase the MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles.
These recipe-ready veggie crumbles are perfect for your favorite chili, spaghetti sauce, tacos and more. MorningStar Farms Grillers Burger Style Recipe Crumbles contain 75% less fat than regular ground beef crumbles, cooked (pan-browned). Regular ground beef crumbles, cooked (pan-browned), contain 10g fat per serving (55g). MorningStar Farms Grillers Burger Style Recipe Crumbles contain 2.5g total fat per serving (55g).
– 18 dried jumbo pasta shells
– 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
– 1 egg, slightly beaten
– 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
– 3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
– 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese (2 oz.)
– 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
– 1/4 tsp pepepr
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 cups MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles
– 2 cups Marinara Sauce
1 – Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Be sure to drain it well.
2 – Place spinach in the colander. Use the back of a spoon to press liquid out of the spinach.
3 – In a medium bowl, stir the spinach and egg. Stir in the ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, oregano, pepper and garlic. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture into each pasta shell.
4 – Arrange in an 8x8x2-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
5 – In a bowl, mix the marinara sauce with the MorningStar Farms Meal Starters Grillers Recipe Crumbles. Pour the Crumbles Sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese.
6 – Tightly cover with foil and bake, covered, at 350° F for 50 minutes. Remove foil. Bake, uncovered, at 350° F about 10 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with salad and garlic bread. Enjoy!
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