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3 squash and ricotta stuffed shells casserole recipe

3 Squash and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Casserole Recipe is a great way to use that fall harvest. Use any variety of squash that you have on hand.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Paula Jones

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8- ounce large pasta shells
  • 1 and 1/2 cup butternut squash
  • 1 and 1/2 cup yellow squash 1 small
  • 1 and 1/2 cup zucchini squash 1 medium

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  2. Heat oil in 12-inch saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, zucchini, yellow squash, and butternut squash and cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are fork tender.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Move vegetables from pan to a platter. Carefully stir ricotta into warm vegetables being careful not to break the vegetables.
  5. Add butter to pan and melt.
  6. Whisk in flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook 1 minute.
  7. Whisk in milk and cook 2 to 3 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  9. Spray an 11.5x8 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  10. Pour 1 cup sauce in bottom of casserole dish.
  11. Fill shells with squash and ricotta mixture placing each filled shell into the prepared casserole dish.
  12. When all shells are filled, pour cream sauce over shells.
  13. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  14. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted.
  15. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

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