70% less sat fat • 59% less fat • 30% fewer calories than the original recipe. Shredded carrots are the secret good-for-you boost.
jumbo pasta shells (from 12-oz box)
lb lean Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
container (15 oz) light ricotta cheese
cups shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
teaspoon dried basil leaves
cup finely shredded carrots (1 medium)
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic Italian herb pasta sauce
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, crumble sausage. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
In medium bowl, stir ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the Italian cheese blend, the spinach and basil until well mixed. Stir in carrots and sausage.
Spread about 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish. Spoon about 3 tablespoonfuls sausage mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange shells, filled sides up, on sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce over stuffed shells. Spray 15-inch piece of foil with cooking spray; cover shells with foil.
Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels.
Light and part-skim ricotta cheese are not created equal. Part-skim is slightly higher in fat and calories. Compare the labels the next time you shop.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.