Makeover Easy Beef-Stuffed Shells Recipe

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1 cup Italian cheese blend, Parmesan cheese, pesto, egg and half of the beef mixture.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Spread 3/4 cup into a 13-in x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon cheese mixture into pasta shells; place in baking dish. Combine remaining beef mixture and tomato mixture; spoon over shells. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 219.67 Kcal (920 kJ)
Calories from fat 144.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.02g 25%
Cholesterol 67.18mg 22%
Sodium 161.55mg 7%
Potassium 249.01mg 5%
Total Carbs 3.82g 1%
Sugars 1.28g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Protein 15.64g 31%
Vitamin C 11.3mg 19%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 12.9mg 72%
Calcium 154.3mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 174.7 Kcal (731 kJ)
Calories from fat 114.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.74g 25%
Cholesterol 53.43mg 22%
Sodium 128.48mg 7%
Potassium 198.04mg 5%
Total Carbs 3.04g 1%
Sugars 1.02g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 3%
Protein 12.44g 31%
Vitamin C 9mg 19%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 10.3mg 72%
Calcium 122.7mg 15%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.6
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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