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Pasta recipes are easy go-to dinner options during a busy weeknight. You can prepare them ahead, load them with yummy ingredients, and serve a one-dish meal that everyone will love. This baked shells dish offers turkey sausage in the sauce and (surprise!) tofu hidden in the shells.

Toni Seger, Lovell, Maine
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2006

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Credit: Randy Mayor

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 3 stuffed shells and about 1 cup sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • To prepare stuffing, combine 1/4 cup boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl; let stand 20 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Drain and finely chop. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, and next 6 ingredients (through egg) in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon 2 tablespoons stuffing into each shell. Set stuffed shells aside.

  • To prepare sauce, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Place onion mixture in a bowl.

  • Coat pan with cooking spray; return pan to heat. Add sausage, and cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add wine; cook until wine is reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 3 minutes). Stir in onion mixture, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a simmer. Cook 25 minutes or until slightly thick.

  • Spread 2 cups sauce over bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer in pan; top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan over sauce. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 13.8g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 5.2g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fiber 4.7g; cholesterol 84mg; iron 4mg; sodium 892mg; calcium 238mg.
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