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  • 12 - jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 - medium egg whites , lightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups - part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoons - garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons - oregano or italian seasoning
  • 1 cups - mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 cups - parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups - Mom's pasta sauce, or jarred equivelent
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cook pasta according to package instructions.

    Coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray, spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom, and set aside.

    Combine ricotta cheese, egg whites, garlic powder, oregano and 1/4 cup each of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Fill shells with cheese mixture and set in the pan.

    Spoon the remaining sauce on the shells, then sprinkle with the remaining cheeses.

    Bake 30 minutes.

    Brief Description

    Cheese-filled shell pasta topped with Mom's Pasta Sauce.

    Main Ingredient:

    pasta, ricotta cheese

    Category:  Main Dish

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 1 hour(s)
    Cook Time: 30 min


    By the time you make the sauce and buy all the ingredients, you'll have a lot of leftover ingredients. Go ahead, buy one more container of ricotta, and make a double batch. It freezes pretty well or you can feed a lot of friends.

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    July 28, 2013

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