Stuffed Pasta Shells with Cottage Cheese {Plus 2 GIVEAWAYS} #GayLeaFoods

stuffed pasta shells with cottage cheese


These Stuffed Pasta Shells with Cottage Cheese are not only fantastic they also freeze well. In this recipe I am using Jumbo Pasta Shells filled with Gay Lea Nordica 1% Cottage Cheese. The shells are topped with a tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese before going into the oven. The filling is moist, low in fat and calories. It is a great way to keep up with those resolutions of eating healthier in January.  Cottage cheese is a great source of calcium and is high in protein. You can add it to your recipes and also to your smoothies.
We are getting ready to go to a hockey tournament this weekend. We have booked a room with a fridge and a microwave. We will get there around suppertime and the first game is at 10 pm. That will gives us some time to unwind and eat before the game. We will be eating this pasta dish when we get there. On the side I will be serving a nice green salad. My son will have a great filling meal before his game.

This pasta will become a family favorite and your kids can help stuff the shells. If you have spinach in the fridge you can add some to the filling. 

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Stuffed Pasta Shells with Cottage Cheese

Ingredients
750 ml Tomato Sauce, homemade or store-bought
1 box 340g Jumbo Shells
500g Gay Lea 1% Nordica Cottage Cheese
2 eggs
2 cloves of garlic, minced
15 ml fresh parsley, minced
30 ml fresh basil, minced
80 ml mozzarella cheese
250 ml mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Prepare the Jumbo Shells according to the package directions.
3. To prepare the filling mix in a bowl the cottage cheese, eggs, garlic, parsley, basil and  80 ml of mozzarella cheese. When the shells are cooked, fill each shell with 15 ml of the mix. Place into a lasagna pan.
4. Top the shells with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle 250 ml of mozzarella cheese on top.
5. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.


“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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96 comments:

  1. I have never made anything with cottage cheese before ! but the stuffed shells above look delicious !

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  2. I want to make Sweet Peppers à la Milanese .. looks superb !

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  3. I love cottage cheese with fruit and a drizzle of honey

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  4. Not really a recipe, but I like eating cottage cheese with strawberries.

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  5. I'd like to make the Apple & Kale Smoothie

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  6. Lasagna with cottage cheese mixed with ricotta. The stuffed shells look really good, though

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  7. Cinnamon Orange Bran Muffins
    jan

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  8. I would be interested in making Cottage Cheese and Shrimp Bagels!

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  9. I like plain! I would love to try the Muskoka smoked salmon muffaletta.

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  10. I would like to make the Mega Mango smoothie,
    pam w h

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  11. I wish I had a recipe to share.

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  12. I always add a spoonful to my scambled eggs! Adds that creamy texture and its healthy too! Try it yall

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  13. I've substituted cottage cheese for ricotta cheese in a lasagna recipe.

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  14. I would love to make the Stuffed Pasta Shells with Cottage Cheese.

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  15. I'd like to make the Creamy White Tea and Peach Smoothie

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  16. Two-Mushroom Cheese Manicotti looks AMAZING! I love homemade manicotti but haven't tried it with mushroom! This will be dinner Saturday night!

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  17. I simply use it as spread - on cracker or a piece of toasted bread, sprinkle a little bit of salt and pepper.

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  18. Cottage Cheese Meatball Marinara as we love meatballs.

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  19. I have been making fruit smoothies in my blenderwith cottage cheese (instead of yogurt). Taste is much richer and creamier.

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  20. I would love to make the Cinnamon Orange Bran Muffins

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  21. My favourite cottage cheese recipe is lasagna with cottage cheese. Delicious!

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  22. I would make the Savoury Grilled Crostini!

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  23. I need to be in the mood for cottage cheese!

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  24. Looks like I may be making things with cottage cheese.

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  25. I don;t have one except to eat on bagels LOL

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  26. Lasagna is my Fav but the Stuffed shells look fantastic too!

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  27. I want to make Sweet Peppers à la Milanese

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  28. Two-Mushroom Cheese Manicotti sounds nice.
    Donna L.
    naloe@hotmail dot com

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  29. I love cottage cheese cold with fruit. Or on a toasted bagel. Or in pasta. Or in egg dishes. Goes so well with spinach too.

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  30. And the Mega Mango Smoothie is the one for me :)

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  31. Two-Mushroom Cheese Manicotti is my fave

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  32. I just love cottage cheese and strawberries!

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  33. I'd love the Savoury Grilled Crostini recipe!

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  34. i would make Orchard Fruit Cottage Cheese Bowl

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  35. Chicken stuffed with kale, garlic & cottage cheese!

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  36. I would make the Mediterranean Quesadillas

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  37. Cottage cheese and grapes is one of my favourite snacks!

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  38. I would love to try the stuffed pasta shells :)

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  39. i'd like to try making the Mediterranean Quesadillas - they look really good!!

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  40. I want to try the Cinnamon Orange Bran Muffins!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  41. I'd like to make the Mega Mango Smoothie.

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  42. I like my cheese simple, so I'll say either cottage cheese by itself or melted on toast

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  43. The Mega Mango Smoothie looks delicious

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  44. The Jalapeno Horseradish Dip - spicy!

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  45. I would like to make Cinnamon Orange Bran Muffins.

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  46. I want to make lasagna! My fave cottage cheese recipe is lasagna as a meal and apple cake as a dessert!

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  47. I don't know any recipes with cottage cheese

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  48. would love to try Cinnamon Orange Bran Muffins

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  49. I have always loved to use cottage cheese as a base in my lasagna, but I eat cottage cheese at least twice per week for breakfast with some tomatoes and pea meal bacon.

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  50. The Grilled Raspberry Cheese Dip sounds neat!

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  51. Love cottage cheese in a veggie lasagna

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  52. I would love to try making the Classic Blintz. Such a treat!

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  53. I like the recipe for Two Cheese mushroom manicotti!

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  54. I always use cottage cheese instead of ricotta in my lasagna.

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  55. Jalapeno Horseradish Dip. this sounds great

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  56. I use cottage cheese to make lasagna or on toasted bread or a bagel ..

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  57. I'd like to try the Cilantro Lime Dish.

    I use cottage cheese right now in my Guac, and it's amazing!

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  58. The Cinamon Orange Bran Muffains

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  59. Grilled Raspberry Cheese Dip - yummy!

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  60. I usally eat my cottage cheese with tomato and some black pepper.

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  61. The Cottage Cheese Meatball Marinara looks good.

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  62. I love to try the Raspberry Sour Cream Cake. I use cottage cheese for lasagna and also mix it with fruit

    Florence C

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  63. I would like to try making the Cottage Cheese Meatball Marinara (Judy Cowan)

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  64. I would love to have a new blender

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  65. i want to make Cottage Cheese and Shrimp Bagels

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  66. I love cottage cheese and eat it constantly mixed with fresh fruit.

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  67. Going through the website I must try Overnight Protein-Packed Müesli, that's my style.

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  68. i would make Blueberry Ginger Cottage Cheese Topper

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  69. After checking your blog I can say that its really awesome!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

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  70. I'd like to make the Classic Blintz recipe.

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  71. Creamy White Tea and Peach Smoothie

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  72. I was looking for a lasagna recipe but got sidetracked with the recipe for Cottage Cheese and Shrimp Bagels. I'd like to try this recipe.

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  73. The cinnamon Orange Muffins sound delicious!

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  74. I love putting fruit and walnuts into my cottage cheese. Then I add a bit of cinamon and mix it all up. Love it.

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  75. I'd make the cinnamon orange bran muffins!

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  76. i eat cottage cheese with some honey and fresh peaches. it is the best.

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