Spinach Stuffed Shells (freezer meal)
Ok I have another super easy and good freezer meal for you! Remember this post from my sister Erin? Well, she inspired me to get back to freezing meals for my family. I used to do that a lot, but I had fallen out of the habit. I have since been filling up my freezer with a variety of muffins for quick a breakfast, pizza dough rounds all ready for toppings, twice baked potatoes to go with flank steak that I froze in the marinade, cookies for lunches and various other meals. It feels so good to feed my family homemade goodness instead of fast food when we are short on time. Freezer meals are a life saver for me. And this is one of my favorites! Spinach stuffed shells are extremely simple but so tasty! My family loves them, they come together fast and freeze beautifully
. What is your favorite freezer meal??
( Don’t ask me why I have two different dates on my dishes even though they were made at the same time–oops:)
Spinach Stuffed Shells
submitted by Melanie (recipe from friend Lisa)
1 pkg jumbo pasta shells
1 jar favorite spaghetti sauce
1 pkg chopped spinach, thawed
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 lg carton cottage cheese
1 egg white
Thaw spinach and drain well. Cook shells according to package directions (I always slightly undercook them by a minute). Mix in a large bowl;cottage cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, spinach and egg white. stuff mixtre into shells and place in 9×13 baking dish (I usually use 2 smaller sized ones because my family does not eat a whole 9×13 for dinner). I spray the baking dish with cooking spray and pour a little bit of sauce in the bottom. Stuff mixture into shells and place into prepared dish (or dishes). Pour spaghetti sauce over shells. Cover and freeze or you can back it immediatly at 350 for 30-45minutes until heated thru. If you freeze it plan on adding an additional hour to your baking time. I love freezing this meal, but it is also a great recipe to make earlier in the day and keep in the fridge. Then all you have to do it throw it in the oven for dinner.