Do-Ahead Stuffed Shells Recipe

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Do-Ahead Stuffed Shells
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  1. If serving immediately, heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make Tomato Sauce: Soak mushrooms in the warm warm until softened, 30 minutes. Drain and reserve liquid. Finely chop mushrooms.
  3. Heat olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add onion and garlic and saute, stirring occasionally, until soft, 10 minutes. Add wine and cook until almost evaporated. Stir in tomatoes, mushrooms and the reserved soaking liquid, salt, and pepper and cook over medium heat 10 minutes. Chop parsley with basil; add to sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, 10-12 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  5. Mix remaining ingredients except Parmesan in medium bowl, then stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan until blended.
  6. Using soup spoon, stuff pasta shells with cheese mixture.
  7. Place half the tomato sauce in casserole large enough to hold shells in single layer, or divide sauce among 2 or 3 smaller casseorles. Place shells over tomato sauce, then spoon remaining sauce over shells.
  8. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan over shells. Cover and bake until heated through, 12-15 minutes. Serve with additional Parmesan.
  9. Or, let unbaked sauced shells cool to room temperature, cover tightly, and freeze up to 2 months. To serve, thaw covered in refrigerator, then bake as directed and serve with addtiional grated Parmesan cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 342.19 Kcal (1433 kJ)
Calories from fat 152.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.92g 26%
Cholesterol 88.95mg 30%
Sodium 1376.82mg 57%
Potassium 528.07mg 11%
Total Carbs 27.49g 9%
Sugars 6.06g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4.87g 19%
Protein 19.98g 40%
Vitamin C 11.8mg 20%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 213.4mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 149.27 Kcal (625 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.38g 26%
Cholesterol 38.8mg 30%
Sodium 600.6mg 57%
Potassium 230.35mg 11%
Total Carbs 11.99g 9%
Sugars 2.65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2.12g 19%
Protein 8.72g 40%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 20%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 1.1mg 14%
Calcium 93.1mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.5
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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