Stuffed Pasta Shell Salad

28 Dec
I hope everyone had a nice holiday. New year is in a few days; what are your plans for bringing in 2011? I am exited for 2011 because it will be easier to write and type then 2010, so perhaps there will be less forgetting what year it is.

  • 8 uncooked jumbo macaroni shells- cooked & drained first.
  • 2 TBS reduced calorie Italian dressing
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 TBS minced green onions
  • 2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • Dash salt & pepper

In shallow glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine macaroni shells and dressing; toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in refrigerator until chilled.

In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Using slotted spoon, remove shells from bowl reserving dressing. Spoon 1/8 of cheese mixture into each shell; set shells on serving platter and drizzle with reserved dressing.

Serve shells on a bed of lettuce and surround with sliced tomatoes.

Makes 2 servings, 4 shells each.


Posted by on December 28, 2010 in Organic, Pasta, Recipes, Side Dishes


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3 responses to “Stuffed Pasta Shell Salad

  1. itsacupcakeworld

    December 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    This is such an interesting recipe! So the shells aren’t cooked? does marinating them in the salad dressing soften them?

  2. Eel {SpiceOpolis}

    December 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Hi, thank you. You will need to Cook, then drain the noodles. Then marinade them. I hope that helps.

  3. Liz @ Blog is the New Black

    December 28, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Great blog! Found you from my comments and FB page- I look forward to reading!


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