Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mini Stuffed Shells

I remember my mom making stuffed shells for us all the time growing up. It was one of my favorite meals, so I decided to make it mini for my toddler. I also added chopped spinach to the stuffing, and served it with mini heirloom tomatoes on the side. This is for little one's who are ready for finger food (10+ months).

Here's what you need for 4 to 6 servings:
1 package whole wheat pasta shells
1 cup fat free or part skim ricotta cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped organic baby spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch salt
ground pepper to taste
Organic Marinara Sauce
Organic mini heirloom tomatoes quartered or halved

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside. Heat marinara sauce in another small pot. While pasta is cooking, mix ricotta cheese, spinach, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Put cheese mixture into a ziplock baggie and cut the corner with a scissor. Squeeze the cheese mixture into each pasta shell. Pour marinara over pasta shells and serve with tomatoes on the side. Enjoy! Make sure to let pasta and sauce cool before serving to your little one.

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