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Pasta Shells With Ricotta Cheese Stuffing

 
One serving costs about $0.39

$0.39 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 thanksgiving side dish Mediterranean,Italian,Eastern European,European,Greek
spoonacular Score:29%

Spoonacular Score: 29%

 

Pasta Shells With Ricotta Cheese Stuffing is a Mediterranean side dish. One serving contains 141 calories, 7g of protein, and 6g of fat. This recipe serves 12 and costs 39 cents per serving. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, prosciutto, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. Thanksgiving will be even more special with this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a not so amazing spoonacular score of 29%. Similar recipes are Shells with Italian Sausage and Ricotta Stuffing, Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells, and Sausage, Spinach, Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells.

Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are great choices for Italian. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. The Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 27 dollars per bottle.

Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva

The aromas of this complex red wine range from cherries and plums to gladiolus flowers and earthy flint. The tannic, oak-aged flavors are bright and round, with a dry, warm, earthy finish. Recommended for barbecued meat, like sliced Chianina steak, or with game, such as pheasant stuffed with truffles. It is also excellent with mature cheese.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
16 oz
16 oz cooked shells
cooked shells
1 lb
1 lb ricotta cheese
ricotta cheese
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cooked diced prosciutto
cooked diced prosciutto
1
1  egg
egg
2 cups
2 cups tomato sauce
tomato sauce
16 oz cooked shells
16 oz
cooked shells
1 lb ricotta cheese
1 lb
ricotta cheese
0.25 cups cooked diced prosciutto
0.25 cups
cooked diced prosciutto
1  egg
1
egg
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups
tomato sauce

Equipment

aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
baking pan
baking pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat Ricotta, Prosciutto and egg together in a large bowl. Stuff approximately 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture into each shell and place in a baking pan. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange shells on serving plates and pour hot sauce over.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.89
Ingredient
16 ounces cooked shells
1 pound ricotta cheese
¼ cups cooked diced prosciutto
1 egg
2 cups tomato sauce
Price
$0.37
$8.05
$0.07
$0.24
$1.93
$10.66

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
141 Calories
7g Protein
5g Total Fat
15g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
141
7%

Fat
5g
9%

  Saturated Fat
3g
21%

Carbohydrates
15g
5%

  Sugar
2g
2%

Cholesterol
33mg
11%

Sodium
252mg
11%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Selenium
16µg
24%

Phosphorus
99mg
10%

Calcium
88mg
9%

Manganese
0.17mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.13mg
7%

Vitamin A
364IU
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Potassium
196mg
6%

Fiber
1g
5%

Zinc
0.76mg
5%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.68mg
5%

Magnesium
17mg
4%

Vitamin B6
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Folate
13µg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.31mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.6mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.16µg
3%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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