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Spinach-Feta Stuffed Shells

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 4 stuffed shells and 1/2 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomato, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 16 hot cooked large seashell pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups bottled fat-free marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 293
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 18.3 g
  • carbohydrate 44.5 g
  • fiber 5.7 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 4.1 mg
  • sodium 966 mg
  • calcium 323 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.