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Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole

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6 servings

Stuff pasta shells with a seasoned mix of cottage cheese, shredded mozzarella and Parmesan. This Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole is a hearty dish!

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • Combine pasta sauce and carrots; spread 1/2 cup onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Mix cottage cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, egg white and basil until blended; spoon into shells. Place over sauce in baking dish; top with remaining pasta sauce mixture. Cover.
  • Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake 2 min. or until melted.

Special Equipment Needed

How to Easily Fill the Pasta Shells

Spoon cottage cheese mixture into freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Cut piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe cottage cheese mixture into the cooked pasta shells.

Make Ahead

This easy-to-make casserole can be assembled ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed, increasing the baking time to 40 to 45 min. or until heated through before topping with the remaining mozzarella.

Food Facts

There are between 35 and 40 jumbo pasta shells in a 12-oz. package. The number of shells varies among the different brands. This recipe uses about 2/3 of a 12-oz. pkg.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Low fat
  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Nutrition Bonus

You're sure to savor the blend of flavors in this easy-to-make low-calorie, low-fat meal. In addition to being a good source of calcium from the mozzarella cheese, it's also rich in vitamin A from the colorful carrots.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 400
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 930mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 13g
Protein 25g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 230 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 45 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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