REVAMPED stuffed shells recipe

I revamped this Stuffed Shells Recipe

& when I went back to read it over the only real things I changed about it were the following:

  • I used bigger broccoli’s and their stems and didn’t cut them so “finely”.  This added a slight crunch to the mixture and it was good!
  • I used more spinach!
  • I added a red pepper chicken sausage [I cooked 4 of them first and then cut them up to add to the ricotta mixture]
  • I added more salt and pepper
  • I added a PINCH of garlic
  • I used low fat ricotta instead of the fatty stuff
  • I did NOT use parmesean cheese- instead I used about 1/4 of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • I put less cheese [this time I used mozzarella again] sprinkled on top of the red sauce which was on top of the stuffed shells]

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These were the changes I made to the original recipe.  I also put the red sauce down on the bottom of the pan before I stuffed the shells and set the shells in the pan- this helped the shells to sit and not roll over onto one another.

Sean loved these so much more than the last ones & so did I!

Delish and to me it is healthier because of the amount of veggies we used and the cutting out of the excess cheese and using a different kind of ricotta.

Enjoy-

Love,

Mrs. Loftus

new meal with an oldie but goodie recipe!

Monday night I was so tired-[& let’s face it today as well!] I just can’t seem to sleep :< nor do I have any energy! & let’s face it- if I don’t have energy  I just can’t get myself to the gym even though I know that might give me a little boost- still how can I go when my eyelids are slowly closing every few minutes?!

Anyways! with all that being said, anything that I can cook for dinner that makes life easier, well I’ll take it!

I had this enchilada mix I had made a few months ago in the freezer, so I took it out Sunday, let it thaw & Monday I used it in a whole different way-

I pre-heated in the oven to 370′ & cooked/re-heated the enchilada mix.  I then cooked some brown rice & in another pan I sauteed some asparagus. 

When the enchilada mix was heated and hot, I placed it over the cooked brown rice & BAM! New creation!!

The brown rice was an awesome and different substitute!! [instead of wrapping the enchilada mix in tortillas, and frankly it as healthier- at least to me!]

This was a delicious meal and I plan to use my leftovers like this again! 

GO ME! 😉

Love,

Mrs. LoftusImage