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Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

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Pasta shells stuffed with pumpkin and ricotta cheese with a couple of pumpkins in the background
Makes: 12 servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Welcome the flavors of fall with these pumpkin ricotta stuffed shells! Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, pumpkin adds a nutritious twist to traditional stuffed shells.

Ingredients

  • 12 jumbo pasta shells (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups ricotta cheese, part skim
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves garlic, minced)
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce (low sodium)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  3. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and place each on a baking sheet to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, pumpkin, spices and all but 1 Tablespoon of the cheese. Reserve the 1 Tablespoon cheese for topping.
  5. Spread pasta sauce in the bottom of a baking dish that holds all the shells in a single layer. Fill each shell with about 3 Tablespoons of pumpkin mixture and place shells close together on top of the sauce.
  6. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 15 minutes more.

Notes

  • Freeze unused pumpkin and add to soup, chili or pancake recipes.
  • Learn more about pumpkin
Source:

Pumpkin Stuffed Shells. Food Hero. Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Stuffed Shell
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 103
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 211 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 120 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 150 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 103
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 11 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 2 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 6 g
Minerals
Calcium 120 mg
Potassium 150 mg
Sodium 211 mg
Copper 79 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 17 mg
Phosphorus 98 mg
Selenium 11 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 162 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.2 mg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 8 mcg
Folate 36 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 11 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Dairy 1/4 cups

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