By Tish on June 10, 2005
Photo by tamalita62
Photo by tamalita62
"As with all of us, I'm trying to get more veggies in my child. Here is one way to slip some in without them noticing?"
Serving Size: 1 (180 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Excellent recipe Tish! My kids all loved this. Even the 2 that don't usually eat sauce on their pasta ate this up! I did mash the veggies quite well and they blended in really well with the cheeses. My DS loved this so much he took them in his thermos for lunch today. I made this on a cooking day and filled the shells by putting the mixture into a large zipper bag and snipping off the corner. Then I could "pipe" it into the shells and it was a lot less messy. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!"
"Amazing recipe. I doubled it and was able to get 3 different meals out of it for my family. With leftovers for lunch. I plan to try and sneak other veggies into the stuffing later on."
"Very tasty! We took the hint from JillAZ and filled up a baggie with the filling, snipped the end and filled the shells. That worked very nicely! I used chicken broth instead of veggie broth (didn't have any) but ptherwise followed the recipe as written. I didn't have to "hide" the veggies so next time, I'll add MORE veggies and maybe some spinach. Thanks for posting; this goes in the rotation!"
"Yum! We're making an effort to eat less meat, and my hubby loves Italian dishes, so this recipe caught my eye. I'm not a fan of your standard spaghetti, so stuffed shells sounded intriguing to me. We loved them, and will definitely be making them again. Thanks!"
"Love this. Wanted to freeze 1/2 but my husband liked it so much he wanted it for lunch and dinner - 2 days in a row! Easy, healthy and delicious."
"Wow! Just tried this and it was delicious! I grated the carrot and the potato, made stuffing the shells a snap. Absolutely delicious. Husband was impressed with the way they looked before we ate them :) We have some great ideas for adding other veggies. Definitely a keeper!"
"What can I say? These are fantastic. I like extra vegies, like red and green bell peppers."
"This was great, Tish! I added some basil and spinach from the garden, and I left my vegetables in their perfect 1/4 inch dice squares. Daughter #2, who told me up front that she really doesn't like stuffed shells changed her mind after eating these. I doubled the recipe and froze half."
"Loved this recipe...used it in my first OAMC session. I chopped the veggies a bit big so they ended up being really noticeable and crunchy! so next time I will cut them smaller, but even with my mistakes these still tasted great and were requested onto my rotation...thanks so much!!"
"I loved this recipe. Great way to add extra veggies to your diet. I'm another one who liked this idea enough that I'll be experimenting with adding other vegetables to the mix."
"These were a great OAMC addition. They require a little more work on cooking day, but the payoff is worth it. After mixing the veggies into the cheese, I thought it needed something green so I chopped up some fresh spinach and added that. Will probably substitute green veggies for the potato next time as there are plenty of carbs in the pasta. Nice to hide some veggies from ourselves here and there, too! Used a roasted garlic pasta sauce and it came out nicely."
"This was great! Thanks for sharing!"
"This is a great easy recipe and I feel like I am eating more than just cheese and more cheese in my stuffed shells. Thanks so much! Now I am having thoughts of things I could hide in Manacotti...."
"I thought this was really good and DD only rated this 3 stars so I averaged our ratings. Thanks for posting."
"Thanks for the great idea, Tish. I used this as a base recipe, but changed it quite drastically so I won't give any stars. I used the carrot, potato, and onion and cooked as directed, but then in order to cut way back on fat I left out the cheeses and added one can of chickpeas, garlic, fresh basil, miso and tahini and pulsed it all in my food processor. Added one piece of light laughing cow cheese for some added creaminess. Then I stuffed the shells, and froze it for a quick weeknight meal. It was really, really good. I really never would have thought to stuff shells this way had I not come accross this recipe. Thank you for the inspiration!"
"Thanks for suggesting this recipe Tish! It was a real winner. I even snuck in some diced green and red pepper into the filling too. I served this to my inlaws and my meat loving Father in law said they were delicious and my Mother in law asked for the recipe! Thanks again :)"