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Deluxe pizza stuffed shells

Drizzle
8SP blue, 9SP green, 5SP purple *using whole wheat pasta/9PP
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 lb ground chicken *weighed raw
  • 1 cup diced peppers *I used red & green
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1.5 cups light ricotta cheese
  • Pepperoni slices I used Ziggy's Canadian brand, 40 slices = 112g , I cut all my slices into 4, you could also use mini pepperoni but I have only found that in the U.S
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tsp italian seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups tomato pasta sauce *I used my own homemade pasta sauce and I linked it in the opening write up

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta shells according to the package but minus 2 minutes so they are still slightly firm as they will also cook once in the oven, drain and set aside to cool off a bit.
  • At the same time you can cook the ground chicken in a large frying pan, once cooked add in the peppers, onions and garlic.
  • Add meat mixture to a large bowl, stir in the ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella, leaving the other 1/2 for topping, 3/4 of the pepperoni. 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese and 2 tsp Italian seasoning, stir everything together well.
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Place 3/4 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish, I sprayed mine with a little non stick spray..If you try to use a smaller dish all 24 shells will not fit.
  • Stuff each shell with the meat mixture and lay out in the dish
  • Top with remaining 1 1/3 cup pasta sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/4 of the pepperoni, 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, let cool for a few minutes before serving, makes 6 servings of 4 pasta shells. This recipe will freeze well.

Notes

Smart Points- blue 8 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- green 9 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- purple 5 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 9 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 369...Fat 12g...Sat fat 5.2g...Carbs 31g...Fiber 2.2g...Sugar 6.4g...Protein.. 33.1g..using My Fitness Pal *Note - these numbers include all ingredients