artichoke & spinach stuffed shells

Categories
Pastanoodle
Italian
Yield
6 Servings
MeasureIngredient
1 pack Frozen spinach; chopped and
1 cup Frozen artichokes; thawed
12  Pasta shells; jumbo, uncooke
1 cup Ricotta cheese, part skim mi
2 tablespoons Basil; chopped
1 tablespoon Parsley; chopped
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
⅓ cup Nonfat sour cream
2 cans Stewed tomatoes; undrained a
  ; chopped
8 ounces Tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1½ tablespoon Basil; chopped
  Vegetable cooking spray
  Basil sprigs; optional

Recipe by: Cooking Light 1994, p. 143 Cook spinach and artichoke hearts according to package directions, omitting salt; drain well.

Chop artichoke hearts, and set aside. Cook shells according to package and set separately on a piece of wax paper. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add spinach, ricotta cheese, and next 4 ingredients. Process 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; stir in choped artichokes and sour cream. Combine stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, cornstarch, and 1-½ tablespons basil in a saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Spoon 1 cup tomato mixture in botton of an 1 x 7 x ½-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon spinach mixture evenly into shells. Place shells on sauce in baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce on top of the shells. Bake uncovered at 350x for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

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