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Servings: 3

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 15

Preparation Time: 0 Minutes

Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (15 ounce can)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 whole Green Onions
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup pieces of cooked Italian Sausage (about one large size Italian sausage)
  • 12 whole Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/3 cup fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese (or Grated Parmesan Cheese)
  • ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • ¼ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.For the Sauce: In a 2 quart, 7 inch by 11 inch oblong baking dish (about 1 1/2 inches deep), add the tomato sauce
  2. Fill the empty can of tomato sauce about half full with water (about 3/4 cup), and pour the water in with the tomato sauce (a great way to use up the tomato sauce that sticks to the inside of the can)
  3. If you would like extra sauce, double the amount of ingredients listed just for the sauce
  4. You'll also need to use a larger baking dish
  5. It's best if you can use a shallow baking or casserole dish (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep) so the shells aren't completely covered by the extra sauce
  6. Next add the garlic powder, pepper, and oregano
  7. Stir the ingredients together and set aside.For the Shells: Bring water to a boil in a medium size pan and add the shells
  8. Cook until al dente (about 8 minutes)
  9. Drain the shells and set aside.For the Filling: In a medium size bowl, add the pieces of cooked Italian sausage and ricotta cheese
  10. Then chop the onions and add them to the bowl
  11. Next, add 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and the chopped parsley
  12. Stir all of the ingredients together
  13. Then fill the shells with the cheese and sausage filling
  14. Give the sauce one more stir, and add the shells filling side up to the baking dish in the sauce
  15. For the Topping: Top the shells with the remaining shredded mozzarella, and shredded parmesan cheese
  16. Bake uncovered in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese topping is completely melted and the edges of the cheese are starting to turn slightly brown; which is about the same amount of time that the cheese and sausage filling is hot all the way through.Serve hot right out of the oven with a side salad and some delicious garlic bread.

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