Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stuffed Shells and Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is one of my oldest daughter's favourite dishes.  She had 2 helpings and asked for more but I suggested she keep the last little bit for her lunch tomorrow.  I think I may have to start doubling this recipe soon!  I like this one because I can put it all together early in the afternoon and then just throw it in the oven before supper. 

This afternoon we had a little neighbour friend over who loves to bake.  He asks to make something every time he is here and today we decided on walnut chocolate chip cookies.  To make it more dessert-like we turned the cookies into (delicious) ice cream sandwiches!

Stuffed Pasta Shells
1 package of pasta shells (or manicotti, cannelloni, etc.)
1 large tub of ricotta cheese
olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
4 cups chopped spinach
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
red pepper flakes, salt and pepper (to taste)

*Cook pasta according to package directions
*Saute garlic in olive oil, add chopped spinach and stir for 3-4 minutes
*Transfer spinach mixture to a bowl and add remaining ingredients (minus sauce)
*Line bottom of 9x13 casserole dish with sauce
*Stuff shells and place in dish.  Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
*Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm. Tell E that I love stuffed shells, too! Those cookies look yummy.