Best Comfort Foods to Pack On The Go – Baked Shells

Baked Shells – Summer hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot meal you can take to work, the beach or send to camp.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Baked Shells 

SUMMER HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Baked Shells 

To avoid overcooking pasta that is going to be baked, drain the partially cooked pasta and run cold water over it.

1 container (15 ounces) part skin ricotta cheese

8 ounces mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated (2 cups) divided

1 large egg

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, oregano or basil (or 2 teaspoon, dried)

¼ teaspoon salt

1 jar (27 ½ or 30 ounces) prepared plain spaghetti sauce

8 ounces medium size (1-inch) pasta shells

Additional herb sprigs

Preheat

the oven to 375. Lightly grease a 13×9 -inch baking dish. In av stockpot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil.  Meanwhile, in a  medium-sized bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, egg herbs and salt until well mixed in a medium -size saucepan, heat spaghetti sauce over moderately high heat.

Partially

cook pasta shells in the boiling water for half the time given in the package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly and rinse it with cold water.  Return the pasta to the stockpot and toss it gently with the ricotta mixture.

Pour

about half of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of the prepared dish.  Spoon the pasta and cheese mixture over the sauce. Spoon the remaining spaghetti sauce over the shells.  Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella.

Bake the pasta until it is hot and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.  Garnish with herb sprigs.

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