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Spinach and ricotta cheese shells with tomato and breadcrumbs

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					Spinach and ricotta cheese shells with tomato
and breadcrumbs
Spinach and ricotta cheese shells with tomato
and breadcrumbs


Recipe Information

Portions: 4

Time to make: 30 minutes

Total cost of all ingredients: $22.80 / $5.70 per serve

      Gluten-free (or can be made gluten-free*)
      High calcium
      High fibre
      High iron
      Vegetarian




Ingredients

      300g (3 cups) large pasta shells
      1 packet (400g) spinach, trimmed
      400g reduced-fat ricotta
      1 courgette, grated
      1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
      1 teaspoon finely-grated lemon zest
      670g jar (2 1/2 cups) tomato passata
      1/4 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
      1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Nutrition Information
         per serve

                      2200 kJ
      Energy
                      (531 Cals)

     Protein          26g

        Fat           14g
   - saturated        6g

  Carbohydrates       70g
     - sugars         14g

  Dietary Fibre       9g

     Sodium           690mg

     Calcium          410mg

       Iron           6mg

* NS: Not specified
Spinach and ricotta cheese shells with tomato
and breadcrumbs

This dark leafy green and soft cheese combination always scores highly on the flavour scale.

Instructions

Step 1 Cook pasta following packet directions. Drain well.

Step 2 Place spinach in a large heatproof bowl. Just cover with boiling water and set aside for 30
seconds. Drain then squeeze out excess water. In a large bowl, combine chopped spinach, ricotta,
courgette, pine nuts and zest. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3 Preheat oven to 180ºC. Lightly oil a 1.5L/6 cup-capacity ovenproof baking dish. Spread 1
cup passata over base of dish. Spoon ricotta filling into pasta shells and arrange in a single layer
in dish. Pour remaining sauce evenly over pasta then sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden.

				
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