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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 281.0
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.2 mg
  • Sodium: 711.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 27.4 g

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Low-Fat Vegetarian Stuffed Shells

Submitted by: THEMIGHTYLILLIE
Low-Fat Vegetarian Stuffed Shells

Introduction

If you love cheese, this is the recipe for you! This recipe is low fat, high protein, and FULL of flavor! Recipe scaled for 4. If you love cheese, this is the recipe for you! This recipe is low fat, high protein, and FULL of flavor! Recipe scaled for 4.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    12 jumbo shell pastas
    4 oz fat-free cream cheese
    6 oz fat-free cottage cheese
    1 cup fat-free shredded mozzerella
    1 cup chopped mushrooms
    2 cups marinara sauce
    3 tsp granulated garlic
    1/2 tbsp dried oregano
    1/2 tbsp dried parsley
    1 tsp dried rosemary

Directions

Set oven to 350 degrees before beginning prep-work.
Cook jumbo pasta shells until they are nearly done-- al dente.
Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and spices. Mix well.
With clean hands or spoons, pack pasta shells with cheese mixture.
Place each stuffed pasta shell into an oven-safe high sided container.
Pour marinara evenly over stuffed shells.
Cover with foil and place into oven for about 20 minutes.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VEGLILS.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night. It was great even my kids loved it!! I did as others had suggested and added both some garlic and spinach to the filling. So good. I will be making this again. - 10/8/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was very good but I added veggies to it....chopped spinach, a little grated onion and some grated carrots I mixed the veggies in with the cheeses. I'm big on throwing extra veggies in where ever I can. I want my kids to get lots of veggies and it helps cut down a little on the calories in dish - 9/29/08

    Reply from THEMIGHTYLILLIE (1/15/09)
    Oooo, good idea!


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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just had this for dinner. I'm a cheese lover and this great. I forgot to buy granulated garlic & used powder & it was alot but not overpowering. I used a whole jar of marinara and there was plenty of that leftover. I threw in some frozen bagged meatballs for my husband & that kept him satisfied. - 5/17/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Has a salty taste to it, it is very yummy and FILLING. DEFINITELY filling. My husband who eats like a horse could only eat 3 of them, but suggested less salt. - 3/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked these when my vegetarian brother was over during the Thanksgiving holiday. They turned out really good, and are very easy to make! The only thing was, I had not idea what granulated garlic was, so I ended up using a tsp of garlic salt..too much for me, but everyone else loved them!! - 12/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was fantastic! We ended up with a lot more noodles than sauce, but it tasted amazing! - 10/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Truly delicious! I think the next time I make this I'll add in some shredded chicken---hubby said he's not overly fond of vegetarian dishes and asked for meat in it next time. But, I thought it was delicious just as it was. - 10/16/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I made a double batch and froze the pan for next week. Think I'll add some spinach to the cheese mixture next time I mack this. - 10/7/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty. I also added a cup of spinach. My hubby who does not like fat free anything asked if this was even healthy...hehe, he liked it as well. - 10/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight and everyone loved it. Son said 8 n his plate wasn't enough , he couldn't finish it! I added spinach for extra veggie but I am sure it would have tasted great without it too. Easy and quick to make! - 9/29/08

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  • My husband LOVES these. I make them for dinner fairly regularly, and he ends up enjoying them more than I do! The last time I made them I had no cream cheese so I used fat free ricotta- it was even better than the original. I do agree that adding spinach to the filling a must. Yum! - 7/1/13

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  • it look good
    - 12/13/12

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  • This was delicious. I felt like i was in an italian restaurant. Something I will definitely be making in the future! - 10/6/12

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  • Added zucchini, spinach, and substituted 2 oz of cottage cheese for skim ricotta and was pretty good. Although I had to triple the recipe for the whole box of shells. - 9/25/12

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  • These were great! A lot easier than I though! In the filling I added shredded zucchini and carrot for more nutrition! I also included spinach instead of mushrooms, because my family doesnt eat mushrooms! Overall, great recipe!!!!! - 5/10/12

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  • It had more of a cream cheese taste than I'd prefer so I'll use a little less next time. Otherwise delicious!! I substituted ricotta cheese for cottage and it worked great. - 4/1/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet, but thinking about making it tonight for our "meatless Monday" dinner! Will absolutely add spinach, carrots and fresh garlic. Also, the filling would be GREAT in mushroom caps!!! - 1/16/12

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  • These are amazing! My only problem was that I couldn't get all the filling into the shells. I had 16 shells and still had left over (yes I used the jumbo shells). - 11/1/11

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  • So good! really creamy and it doesnt taste lowfat at all. great with the zuchinni parmesan recipe on sparkrecipes:) - 7/22/11

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  • I just finished eating this, and I had to log back in to say how delicious this was! I followed the recipe except that I swapped out sauteed spinach for mushrooms. It is cheesy, chewy and creamy all at once, plus, it is nutritious. - 6/15/11

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  • Loved this! SO flavorful, and SO filling!!! Absolutely will be making this again! :) - 3/17/11

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  • I love the high protein, and I can take out the pasta for my banded stomach and just add more veg. It's perfect as a hot, filling meal on a cold day. - 2/18/11

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  • Maiking this tonight! Sounds yummy - 1/7/11

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  • We loved this dish! It was so great and very filling. We will definitely make it again! - 12/4/10

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  • I thought this recipe was Great! Very satisfying. I did add some chopped fresh spinach and couldn't find non-fat mozzarella, so I used low-fat, this added 4.5 grams of fat. I will definately make this again! - 10/4/10

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