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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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  • This is a delicious recipe, my husband went nuts for it, too, and he's a confirmed carnivore. We might try adding some peppers & onions next time... - 9/27/10

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  • When I first made this I thought it was a little bland BUT then I put the leftovers in the fridge and when I heated up the leftovers it was AWESOME! I think next time I make this (and there will be a next time!) I will put it inthe fridge overnight to soak in all the flavor! YUM!!! - 9/14/10

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  • This was pretty good and fairly easy to make. I wasn't sure about the taste at first because of the cream cheese, but I got used to it. Added some fresh spinach and it rounded it off well. Served with a salad and had a great meal! - 9/10/10

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  • Absolutely delicious! Added to my favorites :) Thanks for sharing!! - 6/5/10

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  • Delicious! So glad I made the full recipe so my partner and I can eat this AGAIN tomorrow night! My other half hates mushrooms so I subbed a cup of fresh spinach instead. I also minced a small clove of garlic and thew it in instead of the granulated garlic. It's a new favorite! - 5/19/10

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  • Satisfied my cheese craving. We all enjoyed this - 1/19/10

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  • Very tasty. I also added some spinach and used fresh garlic since I have no idea what granulated garlic is. Like another reviewer, I found it to be a bit salty, but I think that was more a result of the type of marinara sauce I used, rather than a flaw with the recipe. Will try again with new sauce - 11/22/09

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  • I added some spinach and nutmeg to the filling. - 10/26/09

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  • excellent i used fresh garlic and fresh rosemary and chopped it up. recipe was really good. my daughter told me that it tasted better than her grandmas. lol bonus for me lol - 9/29/09

    Reply from THEMIGHTYLILLIE (1/8/10)
    You might want to fix your stars.... it shows you gave it no stars!


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  • I made this last night. My non-veggie hubby loved the dish too. Bonus. - 9/1/09

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  • My Daughter is a Vegetarian and loves this receipe and loves to help with the pasta... thanks for sharing :o) - 8/7/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Will try this sounds very good really not into a lot of cheese instead I will use a mixture of ground turkey, green peppers, mushrooms, green onions to stuff shells then cover with sauce and sprinle with low fat mozzerall - 6/9/09

    Reply from THEMIGHTYLILLIE (1/8/10)
    Did you try the recipe as it is or did you rate it based on the way the recipe looks? I am confused.


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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Am going to make this tonight! Sounds very quick, eas and delicious. Thanks. - 1/18/09

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  • very good, the whole family liked it - 1/9/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make homemade shells with the reduces but could never quite get the spices right. (the "italian spices" blend works well). I am going to give this one a shot! Thanks!! - 12/12/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    One son and I enjoyed it very much! Thanks - 11/22/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 10/25/08

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  • Absolutely delicious! - 10/19/08

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I don't like too much spice of any kind, and don't care for mushrooms. It doesn't matter,though, because I always use less spices ,than most recipes call for. I use my own judgement . This sounds good,and I will probably try it later. - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet, but sounds yummy - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yum!! Can't wait to try! - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious! I will have to make it using something other than fat free, though, because anything that is free of fat is VERY high in sodium! I don't like mushrooms, so those have to go.
    I hate having to choose between high fat or high sodium. :-(( - 9/29/08

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  • delicious...... Please people, when rating a recipe don't be so cruel. Everyones taste is different. I guess some people don't know how much 3 tsp of garlic is???? I enjoyed this and will make it again. - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't get reasonably-priced cottage cheese here but maybe I can sub ricotta cheese for that. At any rate, I definitely want to make this! - 9/29/08

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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! I used to buy these frozen and prepare them for my family. I now have this fabulous recipe. - 9/29/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think you recipe is an excellent. I am going to try it with whole wheat pasta.
    - 9/29/08

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  • yummy, I love this.. - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I drooled on my keyboard just reading it. I will try it! - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am of Italian descent, and I just loved it. - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! I'd like to add a few more veggies to the filling though. I will include fresh spinach, finely chopped onion, shredded carrot & zucchini along with the mushrooms - 9/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish. My family loves cheese of any kind. Will try it with fresh spinach also - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make something simular to this but I add spinch instead of the mushrooms. Now I will add both. - 9/29/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    With the exception of cottage cheese I just can't handle fat-free cheeses... don't mind the reduced fat, tho. And herbs - much better with fresh! Dried rosemary just doesn't compare... CHERRYTD, you must have used a spicy oregano, and some garlic can have a bite, too. - 9/29/08

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  • No such thing as too much garlic!! This is a great recipe, will also try it with the ricotta suggestion. Thanks!! - 9/29/08

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  • Sounds absolutely delicious...we WILL have to try this. - 9/29/08

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  • Did you sub the ricotta for the cottage cheese or the cream cheese? - 9/29/08

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  • I made these today to freeze for later in the week, but I couldn't help tasting one- they're delicious! A little garlicky but we like garlic so we didn't mind. - 7/13/08

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  • Try it with fat free ricotta and fresh garlic for a slightly different twist. My husband and 10 y o daughter enjoy them too. - 2/15/08

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  • Loved it! What a great recipe! Both my husband & I loved it. It definitely will be one our usual suspects from now on. Thanks! - 12/29/07

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  • i loved this recipe. it was easy to make and surprisingly delicious - 7/14/07

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  • Apparently some people don't know how to reduce ingredient portions to their tastes. It was a little too garlic-y but reducing it to 2 tsp will make this recipe perfect and delicious. The cheese was just sinful; can't believe it's only 281 cals/serving!! - 7/12/07

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I did not like this recipe at all. It had too much of a garlicy flavor. It was a waste of ingredients and a waste of time. Not worth making AT ALL!! - 4/18/07

    Reply from THEMIGHTYLILLIE (1/15/09)
    Sorry you felt that way! I guess being from Texas, I like my spices!


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  • Easy to make, took no time at all. Even my daughter ate them. Filling, love the cheesy flavor. - 3/26/07

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  • It was good, and easy to make, but very very spicy. Maybe too much oregano or rosemary. Very hot (spicy), burns the tongue. - 3/22/07

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  • We love stuffed shells and this wonderful
    recipe is so flavorful!! - 3/14/07

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  • Really yummy....easy to make, and soooo cheesy! I made the 12, but my husband & I split it with a huge side of vegies....ton's of food, even though it didn't seem like it would be when I was cooking the sad 12 lonely shells!! - 3/7/07

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