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Seafood-Stuffed Pasta Shells

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6
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Add Italian taste to your family’s dinner. Enjoy pasta shells stuffed with crabmeat and shrimps that are ready in about an hour.

Ingredients

18
uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup chopped bell pepper
1/2
pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2
cups frozen cooked large salad shrimp, thawed
2
cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained (1 3/4 cups)
1
jar (17 ounces) Alfredo pasta sauce
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Spray rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.
  • 2 While shells are cooking, melt margarine in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and bell pepper in margarine 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in asparagus. Cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender; remove from heat. Stir in shrimp, crabmeat, 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce and half of the basil.
  • 3 Spread about 1/4 cup of the remaining sauce over bottom of baking dish. Fill each cooked pasta shell with about 2 tablespoons of the seafood mixture. Arrange in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells. Sprinkle each filled shell with Parmesan cheese and remaining basil. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

Chopped fresh broccoli flowerets can be used instead of the asparagus.

Use plenty of water and make sure you heat the water to a vigorous boil before adding the pasta shells.

To make up to 24 hours ahead of time, fill cooked shells and arrange in dish with sauce as directed, then cover and refrigerate. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
505
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
Saturated Fat
18g
Cholesterol
190mg
Sodium
660mg
Total Carbohydrate
31g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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