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Camembert-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Type: Cheese, Eggs
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlButter or margarine
1 tablespoon 15mlOnion - chopped (small)
2   Garlic - minced
8 oz 227gCamembert cheese - rind removed, diced
1   Egg
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozRicotta or small curd cottage cheese
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozGrated parmesan cheese
25 cups 5925mlDried seashell shaped pasta shells - (up to 30) (large)
2 cups 474mlFavorite spaghetti sauce

Recipe Instructions

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until onion is soft. Reduce heat to low, add Camembert, and stir until soft; remove from heat. In a small bowl, beat together egg, ricotta, parsley and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan; stir into Camembert mixture.

Following package directions, cook pasta shells until al dente. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and drain again. Stuff shells with cheese filling.

Spread half the spaghetti sauce in a 7 x 11 inch baking dish or shallow 2 1/2 qt casserole. Arrange shells, filling side up, in sauce. Spoon remaining sauce in a band over top of each. Bake, covered, at 350F until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Makes 8 first course or 4 main dish servings.

Source:
"Cheese: How to Choose, Serve and Enjoy" by Sunset Books

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