So, last night, I went with my second favorite dinner - stuffed shells.
|Stuffed shells with broccoli and Gruyere.|
I boiled some large shells for 6 minutes in salted water.
|Unfortunately, my last piece of the 'striped hat' pasta did not survive the boiling.|
For the filling I combined:
1 cup of steamed broccoli, chopped fine
2 Tbsp. of bread crumbs
1/4 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. of dried basil
1/4 tsp. of dried oregano
1/4 tsp. of dried parsley
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1 tsp. of roasted red bell pepper, chopped fine
|1 1/2 Tbsp. of the filling went into each shell.|
A small amount of spaghetti sauce went into the bottom of an oven safe dish.
|I placed the stuffed shells seam side down into the sauce.|
|More sauce went on top.|
After 30 minutes, I removed the foil and let it continue to cook for another 5 - 10 minutes.
These turned out amazing! The inside had just enough cheese to punch up the flavor and the egg and breadcrumbs added a croquette-like texture to the filling.
Anytime you are craving stuffed shells but you don't want all that cheese this is a great option.