Vegetable-Filled Shells With Tomato Sauce

Total Time
2hrs
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Use fresh tomato sauce

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Toss the zucchini with salt; transfer to a colander set over a bowl.
  2. Place a saucer on top of the zucchini and weight with something heavy; let stand 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse with cool water; drain and squeeze dry; blot with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  4. Cook pasta shells in lots of boiling salted water until barely cooked, about 7 minutes.
  5. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cool water; let stand until ready to use.
  6. Melt butter in a skillet; add in zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, carrot, and scallions; saute until veggies are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  7. In a big bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, egg, basil, and parmesan cheese; add in the vegetables; stir to combine.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°; lightly butter a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  9. Drain the shells; carefully invert on paper towels to blot dry.
  10. Fill shells with the stuffing mixture, distributing evenly.
  11. Arrange shells in prepared dish; cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  12. Uncover and sprinkle each shell with some of the remaining mozzarella; bake uncovered, 15 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbly.
  13. Serve the stuffed shells with some of the tomato sauce spooned over each serving.

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