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Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kari Thomason

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c medium pasta shells, uncooked
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 jar Pasta Sauce
3/4 c Light Cream cheese
1/2 milk
1/4 c 100% Parmesan Shredded Cheese
1/3 c Chopped fresh Basil
1 1/2 c Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cook past as directed on package, omitting the salt & drain.
2. Brown meat in a large skillet. Stir in pasta sauce & simmer on medium heat 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
3.Whisk cream cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese in a large bowl until well blended. Add pasta and basil, stir gently until pasta is evenly coated.
4. Spread half the meat sauce onto bottom of a 13 x 9" casserole dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with pasta and remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella, cover with foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.
5. Heat oven to 375 F. Bake casserole covered for 40-45 minutes or until heated through, uncovering after 30 minutes.
*Variation: To bake right after assembling, reduce baking time to 30 minutes, uncovering after 20 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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