Day 3 Week 1 of BM #55 -
For Day 3 here is a simple and delightful pasta shell recipe where the shells are stuffed with cream cheese and shredded cheese.
I used a little of jalapeno cream cheese for the adults and the regular cream cheese for the kids.
Jumbo Pasta Shells 20
Oil 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Cream Cheese 6 0z
Jalapenos Finely Chopped as needed (optional)
Shredded Cheese 1 1/2 cups
Pasta Sauce 1 cup
Method Of Preparation -
Boil about 6-7 cups of water in a stock pot adding a teaspoon of Oil and a teaspoon of salt.
Gently add in the jumbo shells into the boiling water and cook them al dente for about 9-10 minutes.
Drain and set aside.
For the Stuffing -
Mix the softened cream cheese, jalapenos (optional) and shredded cheese in a bowl.
Putting together the pasta -
Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
Fill each of the shells with about 2 teaspoons of the stuffing and place them on a greased baking pan.
Generously add pasta sauce all over and top it with more shredded cheese. [I neglected to add the pasta sauce generously so the shells were a little dry]
Cover with a foil and bake for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
Remove and serve warm.
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Preparation Time 45 min
Makes 20 shells