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Slow-Cooker Million-Dollar Stuffed Shells

slow-cooker million-dollar stuffed shells Entree Italian
Slow-Cooker Million-Dollar Stuffed Shells
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

We borrowed some inspiration from our Million Dollar Lasagna and came up with these slow-cooker stuffed shells that are filled with million-dollar ingredients like cream cheese, cottage cheese and an Italian meat sauce. MORE+ LESS-

November 15, 2018

Ingredients

1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
1
container (16 oz) cottage cheese
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
1
egg, slightly beaten
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3/4
cup water
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream
30
uncooked jumbo pasta shells

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Set aside 3/4 cup of the pasta sauce.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg and pepper flakes.
  • 3
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add beef. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned; drain. Add remaining pasta sauce (about 2 1/2 cups), 1/2 cup of the water and the whipping cream to the beef. Pour into slow cooker.
  • 4
    Fill each uncooked pasta shell with rounded tablespoonful of cheese mixture. Place in slow cooker. Mix reserved 3/4 cup pasta sauce with remaining 1/4 cup water; spoon over shells. Cover; cook on high heat setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over shells. Cover; let stand 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Any Muir Glen™ pasta sauce can be used in this recipe.
  • Most boxes of jumbo pasta shells will have more than the amount needed in this recipe. Look for the shells that are more open, as they will be easier to fill.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
57%
Saturated Fat
17g
87%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
400mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
11g
Protein
40g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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