Nov 24, 2009

The Fast Way: Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ricotta

Sometimes you just don't have the time.

You have to do it.


No I don't mean the cooking, I mean the preparing. While this dish is in the oven you can do all the things that need to be done before the hungry hordes come home.

You know how it is. There is the bathroom that's need cleaning, the carped needs a little vacuum cleaner loving.

Not to forget the mountain of ironing.

So here something fast and delicious, that even looks pretty.

See you next time.



Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ricotta



50g Grated Parmesan cheese 

250g  ricotta cheese  ( I used homemade ricotta you can find the receipt here)

1 clove minced garlic

1 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dry basil 

salt and pepper to taste

2 egg yolks

500g Pasta shells ( I like the really big ones )

2 teaspoons Olive oil

2 c Spaghetti sauce; homemade OR purchased

1/2 c Grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling ( I use a lot more, but I am in love with this stuff)


Preheat oven to 190C.

Boil pasta shells until still slightly underdone, about 10 minutes.

Mix cheeses, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Add the Egg yolks. Drain the Pasta and fill each shell with 1 tablespoon of the Ricotta mixture. Put the filled shells into a dish large enough to hold the pasta shells in one layer. Spread the Pasta sauce over the Shells, sprinkle the Parmesan over the top, cover with foil and put it into the oven. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, get ride of the foil and give it 5 minutes more.

Serve with a nice green Salad and enjoy.

1 comment:

Karine said...

I love stuffed pasta and your shells sound delicious!