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    Lighter Baked Shells

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    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    IAteMyGluestick's Note:

    Using heart-healthy ingredients, you can enjoy a healthful meal without sacrificing flavor. From Cooking Light.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      To prepare stuffing, combine 1/4 c boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl, let stand 20 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Drain and finely chop. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, and next 6 ingredients (though egg) in a food processor, process until smooth. Spoon 2 tablespoons stuffing into each shell. Set aside.
    3. 3
      To prepare sauce, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers, and garlic and sauté 6 minites or until tender. Place onion mix in a bowl.
    4. 4
      Coat pan with cooking spray, return pan to heat. Add sausage and cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add wine and cook until wine is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 3 minutes. Stir in onion mix, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients (through tomatoes), and bring to a simmer. Cook 25 minutes or until sauce is slightly thick.
    5. 5
      Spread 2 cups sauce over bottom of a 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer and top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle two tablespoons parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Baked Shells

    Serving Size: 1 (370 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 374.8
    Calories from Fat 194
    Total Fat 21.6 g
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    Cholesterol 98.9 mg
    Sodium 1104.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 10.4 g
    Protein 23.9 g

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