Stuffed Shells With Vodka-Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe

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Stuffed Shells With Vodka-Tomato Cream Sauce
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  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position; preheat to 400°.
  2. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a Dutch oven over high heat.
  3. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt and the shells; cook, stirring occasionally, until almost al dente.
  4. Drain the shells and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet to cool.
  5. Using a dinner fork, pry apart any shells that have clung together, discarding any that are badly torn (you should have 30-33 good shells).
  6. Filling-mix the ricotta, mozzarella, peas, mint, egg, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in a bowl.
  7. Spoon a tablespoon of the filling into each shell and arrange them, seam-side down, into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  8. Cover the filled shells loosely with damp paper towels and set aside.
  9. Sauce-puree the canned tomatoes with their juice in a food processor fitted with the steel blade until smooth, about 1 minute.
  10. Heat the oil and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes.
  11. Add the pureed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, vodka, cream, and sugar; bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the flavors have melded and the sauce has thickened, 10-12 minutes.
  12. Off the heat, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Discard the paper towels covering the filled shells and pour the tomato sauce over the top.
  14. Tilt the dish to distribute the sauce evenly and make sure each shell is covered with sauce (spoon over each shell if necessary).
  15. Cover with foil and bake until the sauce is bubbling around the edges and the ricotta filling is hot, about 30 minutes.
  16. Cool for 5 minutes.
  17. Sprinkle with basil and Parmesan before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 245.64 Kcal (1028 kJ)
Calories from fat 142.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.86g 24%
Cholesterol 76.41mg 25%
Sodium 148.92mg 6%
Potassium 158.7mg 3%
Total Carbs 6.86g 2%
Sugars 1.21g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.42g 6%
Protein 10.9g 22%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 22.8mg 126%
Calcium 216.7mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 183.55 Kcal (768 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.85g 24%
Cholesterol 57.1mg 25%
Sodium 111.28mg 6%
Potassium 118.59mg 3%
Total Carbs 5.13g 2%
Sugars 0.91g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.06g 6%
Protein 8.15g 22%
Vitamin C 4.4mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 17mg 126%
Calcium 162mg 22%

* 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

  • 6
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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