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Squash Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe, adapted to use the traditional flavors of Classico® Pasta Sauce, was originally submitted by Allrecipes home cook Maryanne."
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1 h servings 147 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Trim off ends of squash; cut squash in half (lengthwise). With a teaspoon scoop out seeds and part of the pulp leaving shells about 1/2 inch thick. Steam squash shells over boiling water until crisp-tender (about 5 minutes). Plunge into cold water, drain well and set aside.
  3. In a small frying pan over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of the butter. Add onion and garlic and cook until they are done. Squeeze the spinach to remove extra moisture and add to the garlic and onion and cook until thoroughly heated.
  4. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and spinach mixture. Fill the squash halves with this mixture, about three tablespoons per shell and place squash in a shallow baking dish. Melt the remaining butter and brush over the squash shells
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with pasta sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 147 calories; 6.2 g fat; 18 g carbohydrates; 7.9 g protein; 56 mg cholesterol; 481 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Made as directed and this was a bit on the bland side. Without the marinara I don't think it would be nearly as good, but if tweaked this could be a great recipe.

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