Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Dinner

Anyone else crave pasta with red sauce on Valentine's Day?  This is what we're having for dinner tonight with a salad and Chocolate Pudding Pie for dessert!

Stuffed Shells with Sneaky Spinach
1 small tub ricotta cheese (I use part-skim)
1 small tub cottage cheese (I use low-fat)
1 pkg. Italian or Mozzarella cheese
1/2 box jumbo shell pasta
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (I use Hunt's)
Fresh spinach

While shells are boiling, mix together the ricotta and cottage cheeses, 2/3 pkg of shredded cheese, and chopped spinach.  Some recipes say to cook the spinach for 4-5 minutes and drain.  It's really not necessary.  They also say to add an egg.  I don't do that either.  At this point I add in some salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning too.

Pour 1/4 can sauce in pan.  Stuff shells with cheese mixture and place in pan with the opening down.

Top with rest of sauce and shredded cheese.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes.


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