Spinach and Ricotta-Stuffed Shells

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There is no need to be intimidated by such a recipe. You can do it!

When I served this dish to my significant other, I was expecting the same
routine. He would salt the heck out of it, eat it and life would go on. What
I didn't expect was all the raving. From another room, I could hear his fork
clanging against the plate over and over. The compliments were bountiful,
and I was beaming with pride. Stuffed shells may now be marked off the
bucket list. Success!
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Step 1: The wonderful recipe...

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This recipe calls for two cups of Multi-Purpose Marinara, brought to you by another Instructable!

Though you may use canned marinara, I think it is much more fun to make your own.
Besides, you can actually control the ingredients.

2 cups Multi-Purpose Marinara
Cooking spray
2 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1 10 ounce package of frozen spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
1 large egg yolk
1 clove of garlic, minced or squeezed through a garlic press

24 jumbo pasta shells - jumbo. Should be cooked prior to assembling this dish.
Time it just right so your seashells are not lying around getting clammy. You may
wish to make the cream sauce, then refrigerate it while the noodles are cooking.

Step 2: Gather your ingredients...

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For a nice flow in the kitchen, I always like to gather
all of the ingredients for a recipe ahead of time. Measuring
and such can all be completed and out of the way, leaving
little to no room for errors such as missed ingredients.
studleylee1 year ago
Now I'm seriously hungry :-)
WUVIE (author)  studleylee1 year ago
Lee, they are great leftovers, too. I took some to work, heated them up in the community kitchen, and smelled the place up. Everyone was asking "Mmm, what is that smell?"

That is when you reply in your best, calm and cool manner "Oh, these? Just some old leftovers."

This looks and sounds great for my next get-together with some friends (who's husband will only eat Italian food !).
WUVIE (author)  lovestogarden1 year ago
Oh my! If he is big on the 'authentic' thing, this may not necessarily be a good thing. LOL.
Looks awesome! Do you freeze and ship?
WUVIE (author)  Creativeman1 year ago
LOL Creativeman. Depending on where you live, I may just come to your house and make them for you.