2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil
How to Make It
Combine cottage cheese, 1/4 cup feta cheese, 3 tablespoons parsley, salt, nutmeg, spinach, and garlic in a large bowl. Spoon 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pasta shell.
Combine the sauce and basil in a large nonstick skillet. Arrange stuffed shells in pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup feta and 1 tablespoon parsley.
This is a pretty easy weeknight meal that's really tasty. I did make a couple of changes: I used manicotti because I could not find large shells. I also did not cook them before stuffing them. Because of that, I added water and wine to the sauce and simmered until the pasta was cooked. For the spinach mixture, I used bottled garlic instead of fresh (I was being lazy) and added some italian seasoning. Great with a salad and crusty bread. Was epecially easy because I made the mixture and stuffed the shells the night before. So everything was ready when it was time to cook.
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