Friday, July 1, 2011

Low-Point Jumbo Stuffed Shells

Mother tested, kid approved! :) These jumbo stuffed shells are a family favorite, especially to our children. Stuffed with a mouthwatering cheese mixture and topped with pizza sauce and fresh herbs, it's a recipe worth repeating!

Low-Point Jumbo Stuffed Shells
- 20 jumbo pasta shells
- 3 Tbs flour
- 2 cups 1% milk
- 2 Tbs chopped onion
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 4 oz. ham, chopped small
- 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
- 3 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped small
- pizza sauce
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine flour and milk over medium-high heat until smooth and it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until tender. Reduce heat and add ham, mozzarella, parmesan, and paprika and stir until cheese is melted. Stir in milk and flour mixture. Drain pasta and stuff each shell with cheese mixture. Place in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Add a half cup pizza sauce to each serving size and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 20
Serving size - 3
Points per serving - 6

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