Shells With Crispy Pancetta and Spinach - Giada De Laurentiis

Shells With Crispy Pancetta and Spinach - Giada De Laurentiis created by Kitty Kat Cook

LOVE Giada De Laurentiis . . . this is one of her great recipes. LOTS of spinach- can cut in half if you are not a huge fan- but yummy none the less!

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Shells:

  • Boil large pot of salted water over high heat.
  • Add pasta and cook until tender but firm to bite, 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Warm olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add pancetta, cook until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove pancetta with slotted spoon to large bowl, let cool.
  • Add spinach, ricotta and asiago cheeses, pepper and nutmeg to bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Stuff shells with about 2 TBS. of spinach mixture.
  • Place shells in large buttered baking dish.
  • Sauce:

  • Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add cream and simmer.
  • Turn heat to very low and add 2 cups of asiago cheese, parsley, and pepper.
  • Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Pour sauce over shells.
  • Top with remaining 1/4 cup asiago cheese.
  • Bake until golden on top, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove and serve immediately.
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  1. Rachel L.
    Could you put this together the night before and bake it the next day?
  2. hannahportlock
    One word.....FOODGASMIC!!! :-D
  3. SiouxChef
    I made this tonight. Wonderful. I followed Kitty Kat Cook's suggestions with the cheese. It worked beautifully. I was putting this here for safe keeping. I was happy to see it already here! I got 25 shells. LOVELY.
  4. Kitty Kat Cook
    I actually watched this episode and it looked so yummy on screen. I made it last night, I loved it. Thank you for posting it. This makes about 20-30 shells. One last tip: in an effort to save $$, instead of just asiago cheese, I bought the Kraft asiago, romano, parmesan grated cheese, one container is almost enough for the sauce and the shells; it's just about 1/4 cup short.
  5. Kitty Kat Cook
    Shells With Crispy Pancetta and Spinach - Giada De Laurentiis Created by Kitty Kat Cook
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