I had to make quite a bit of changes on this, but it still came out really great. I made the flat version of this (a lasagna), since they don't make shells in a gluten free version. I used only a half tablespoon of oil, a 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes, lots more fresh herbs, less cheese and used bison for the turkey (which gave it a nice flavor). Everything came together nicely, and it was a very enjoyable meal.
Made for the Cook-A-Thon for Mommy Diva and I am soooo glad I did. I cut the recipe in half but otherwise followed the instructions and DH was eating the turkey/artichoke mixture before I could even get it mixed up with the cheeses and egg. Definately going into my Favorites of 2012. Thank you for posting!
I have made this several times using ground turkey or ground veal. It is simply delicious. The only thing I leave out is the parsley as we don't care for it. I freeze half of the recipe following the instructions as this makes quite a bit.
What a great recipe! I can't wait to make this again, only next time I am going to make a double batch and freeze half. If you are trying this recipe for the first time, the pancetta in the sauce is a must. I used dried herbs since I didn't have fresh and I used a jar of marinated artichoke hearts instead of frozen.
This was delicious! Such a great combination of flavors and the slightly spicy/smoky sauce went with the milder flavor of the shells wonderfully. I used all lowfat ingredients in the filling and trust me...you can't tell. I also want to try this with some chopped chicken breast. I took some photos but haven't seen them yet. I think they all sort of came out looking like balls of sauce. But will post one soon since you don't have one yet. Made for ZWT. Thanks for sharing!
I've wanted to make this for so long and finally did last night. It was FANTASTIC! I didn't have any pancetta on hand so I ended up using turkey bacon which did the trick. The bacon and crushed red pepper give the sauce a nice kick. I also didn't have any fresh basil or parsley so I used dried and it turned out great. Next time I'll make it with fresh. Great Recipe!