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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 44
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 87.7
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.4 mg
  • Sodium: 276.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Stuffed Shells with Turkey Sausage

Submitted by: RUNNING2LIVE
Stuffed Shells with Turkey Sausage

Introduction

This is an incredibly simple recipe that the whole family will love. If you don't tell your loved ones, they will think it is ricotta but get the benefits of the soy protein. This requires little prep time. Most of the time is the cooking time. This is an incredibly simple recipe that the whole family will love. If you don't tell your loved ones, they will think it is ricotta but get the benefits of the soy protein. This requires little prep time. Most of the time is the cooking time.
Number of Servings: 44

Ingredients

    STUFFING:
    1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 (12.3-ounce) packages reduced-fat/lite extra firm tofu
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    44 cooked jumbo pasta shells (1 box)
    SAUCE:
    2-1 lb. 10 oz. jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce (we like 6 cheese-Ragu)
    1 package of low-fat italian turkey sausage jeannie-o (if you don't have this at your store, you can use turkey breakfast sausage and it will still work well)
    TOPPING:
    1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare stuffing, put mozzarella, and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a bowl and mix. Spoon 2 tablespoons stuffing into each shell. Set stuffed shells aside.

To prepare sauce, cook sausage whole in a large sauce pan. Remove and allow to cool enough so that they can be handled. Cut the sausage into bite size pieces. Place back into the sauce pan and add sauce. Bring to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes or until heated.

Spread 2 cups sauce over bottom of 2-8x8 (or one 9x13) baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer in pans, top with remaining sauce. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese (optional.)

Makes 44-45 shells. Nutrition information provided is calculated per shell. The entire recipe will serve 10 people. I tend to serve one dish and freeze the other for another night when I don't feel like cooking! (It is a great meal to batch cook as described in the SparkDiet, Stage 2, Action #6, Task#1) This meal freezes really well and is one of those that tastes even better the next day. The recipe is also very easy to cut in half.

Number of Servings: 44

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MERRITT1976.






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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe. I used organic marinara from Traders in this, along with fresh basil, garlic and red pepper flakes. I also switched out the mozarella for grated asiago and romano cheeses to reduce the fat. - 5/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe. I had never eaten/prepared tofu before and I didn't mind it at all. My wife and I usually use alot of spices (her family likes everything spicy) but I din't know what to use so she thought it was a little bland. That is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. - 3/3/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was FANTASTIC! I added hot rotell tomatoes b/c my fiance likes very spicy dishes, but it was quick, easy & delicious. - 8/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My daughter absolutely loved these, even though it was the first time we'd ever had tofu. In Mom language, this one's a keeper! - 2/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cut this recipe all the way down to 11 shells and had plenty for lunch for two the next day! It was fun to make and could be a fun kids in the kitchen meal, having them stuff shells! The time didn't bother me! - 1/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious. I made it for a Mom's potluck luncheon, expecting to feed the leftovers to my family for dinner. It was gone, and I had to come up with plan B for dinner! - 8/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best dish! Thanks. - 8/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful - I kept having to remind myself it was healthy! - 7/31/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So yummy! A taste of Italy without hurting your health!
    Bravo! - 7/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was DELICIOUS. I have never cooked with Tofu, and Merritt1976 was absolutely correct. My 15 year old daughter LOVED it, and though hubcap couldn't tell, he was thrilled to know he was getting healthier food. BTW, I made 1/2 recipe, but used 1 egg...can't cut an egg in half. LOL. Thanks for this - 7/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great !!! It tasted like lasagna to me. I have told everyone to try this great recipe. I did however used ground turkey instead of sausage. - 7/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this the other night and it was great! - 6/26/07

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  • could cottage cheese be used in place of tofu?? - 11/6/13

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  • Wonderful!! The only thing I changed was to slit the sausage casings and brown the ground Italian turkey, and mix it into the tofu stuffing. Then the the shell itself such a wonderful flavor - my mom had no idea it was a diet food!! This is the best "lasagna" type diet recipe I've ever tried!! - 11/18/11

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  • I can't wait to try this! - 7/12/11

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  • Very hearty meal - 11/22/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Am going to try this for dinner tonight. I will make a few changes though. Will make home-made spaghetti sauce so will be less sodium and will use Mrs dash table seasoning instead of salt.

    Will pair it with leftover Autumn Corn Chowder (in which I'll add some pea's to stretch it further. - 10/16/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these look really good im looking forward to making them - 11/1/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I plan to make this recipe, but don't understand the serving size. Is the serving size 1 shell?? - 8/21/07

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  • I made half a recipe and it went off well!!! I believe I will use ground turkey next time. - 8/14/07

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  • I made this recipe for a potluck at work and everyone loved it! No one knew that there was tofu in it. - 8/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. It's a good hearty man meal. - 8/2/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made something similar but with ground round...I am looking forward to making it the new and improved way! - 8/2/07

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  • I made this for dinner last night and it was AWESOME!! My husband loved it and I have enough leftovers to last for awhile! - 8/1/07

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  • This was really yummy. BF says to make it again - 7/30/07

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