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Spinach Stuffed Shells #SundaySupper

Now say that 5-times, fast! Spinach Stuffed Shells #Sunday Supper, Spinach Stuffed Shells #Sunday Supper, …I didn’t even plan that, I swear!

I make these Spinach Stuffed Shells, ever since we received stuffed shells from a friend, while we were going through some tough times. I had a 4 and 3 year old, and was pregnant with twins. My husband had just had open-heart surgery. It right before Christmas, and was, to say the least, a very busy and difficult time. At the time, it felt like the greatest gift to receive a meal that was already made. Something that was at once easy but also comforting and delicious- a true kindness. I had never made stuffed shells before, but to me, they were the best thing I’d ever eaten. I honestly believe that food truly can be one of the easiest ways to show someone you care. Every time I make these, I remember the wonderful gift that was given to me, with such a simple gesture.

Anyhoo….this week’s theme for #SundaySupper is comfort-food, pasta meals. This is mine for obvious reasons. Enjoy.

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:

1 box(12oz) jumbo shells
1 1/2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
1 large container ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 bag (8oz) of mozzarella cheese, split in two portions
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
4 Tbsp. parsley
1 package frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

What to do:

  • Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a 9X13 pan with non-stick spray.Pour one cup of the sauce onto the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Set this aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.
  • Mix together the ricotta, egg, half the mozzarella, parmesan, parsley, spinach, salt and pepper.  Using a rubber spatula, scrape this mixture into a large ziplock bag. Press into the corner, and cut the tip of the bag, so the mixture can press out.
  • Fill each cooked shell with the mixture, pressing it through the bag. Place each shell on the pan with the sauce, until the shells are one layer and fill the pan. Drizzle the half-cup of sauce over the shells.

Spinach Stuffed Shells

  • Sprinkle the other half of the mozzarella cheese over the shells.

Spinach Stuffed Shells

  • Bake at 350*, for 20 minutes, covered with foil that has been sprayed with non-stick.
  • Remove the foil and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve!

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Spinach Stuffed Shells #Sunday Supper

For a great and easy dinner that is comforting and perfect to make for a great family meal- try these Spinach Stuffed Shells!

Ingredients

  • 1 box(12oz) jumbo shells
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1 large container ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag (8oz) of mozzarella cheese, split in two portions
  • 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a 9X13 pan with non-stick spray.Pour one cup of the sauce onto the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Set this aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.
  3. Mix together the ricotta, egg, half the mozzarella, parmesan, parsley, spinach, salt and pepper. Using a rubber spatula, scrape this mixture into a large ziplock bag. Press into the corner, and cut the tip of the bag, so the mixture can press out.
  4. Fill each cooked shell with the mixture, pressing it through the bag. Place each shell on the pan with the sauce, until the shells are one layer and fill the pan. Drizzle the half-cup of sauce over the shells.
  5. Sprinkle the other half of the mozzarella cheese over the shells.
  6. Bake at 350*, for 20 minutes, covered with foil that has been sprayed with non-stick.
  7. Remove the foil and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve!
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Spinach Stuffed Shells


This is a great meal to make and bring to someone who has a family or needs a dinner made for them during a busy or hard time. You can double it and make 2- one for you and one for a friend…They will be so grateful for it!  Being a vegetarian meal you don’t have to worry if there is that dietary restriction. I make pasta all the time for our family in the winter- it is easy, fast and usually my kids will try it! If you’d like a load more of easy, comfort meals to make, check us out:

Comfort Food Pasta Recipes #SundaySupper

Must Make Meaty Comfort Food Pasta Recipes

Must Make Veggie Comfort Food Pasta Recipes

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

Spinach Stuffed Shells


Linked up with Meatless Monday!

slow cooker cube steak

Slow Cooker Cube Steaks Paprika #SundaySupper

This is comfort food. And frugal food. Cube steaks are an inexpensive cut of meat that works perfectly for a crockpot to tenderize all day. And also as a weeknight dinner that will feed a crowd. I love this recipe that sort of morphed from 5 other recipes that I make! It is a little bit BBQ and a lot of paprika- the flavors are over the top delicious! You can eat this over noodles or rice or even potatoes to sop up all the gravy that it makes.

slow cooker cube steak

Slow Cooker Cube Steaks Paprika

Ingredients:

2 onions, sliced (or one large)
1 small pkg mushrooms
6-8 Cube Steaks
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 TBSP. paprika
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 can beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream (reserved & optional)
*garnish with sliced scallions or chopped parsley

Here’s what to do:

  • Spray your crockpot  thoroughly and turn on low.
  • Add the sliced onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the bottom of the pot.
  • Dredge the steaks in flour, pepper and salt. Set on top of the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the paprika over it all.
  • Add the BBQ sauce and broth on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. When ready to serve, remove the meat and add 1 cup of sour cream to the crockpot. Stir until smooth. Add the meat back in and heat until the meat is warmed through- about 15 minutes more. Serve over noodles, rice or potatoes.

That’s it- we devoured this meal- The sour cream is totally optional- you can add 2 Tbsp. heavy cream or 1/2 cup of greek yogurt if you want instead.

slow cooker cube steak

Fall is all about comfort meals and busy nights with activities with the kids, so I really love this #SundaySupper theme week! I can get all new ideas for what to make in one stop today, and you can too- take a look:

Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes #SundaySupper

Desserts, Breakfasts, and Sides

Main Dish

Soups, Stews, and Pastas

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

Chicken Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Week 2017 This is the start of Pumpkin Week and we are excited around here! Are you one of us? Do you love all things *pumpkin* when the cooler temperatures hit and the leaves start changing? Whether you love fall or hate it, there is something about pumpkins and pumpkin recipes that are reminiscent of cozy nights by a fire, and comfort meals around a table with friends…I am a pumpkin-lover, and so I joined up with a bunch of other pumpkin-huggers with #PumpkinWeek!

We are creating all sorts of yumminess this week! I am making this unbelievably good Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce recipe today- how did I never make this? It is totally going in my fall-dinners rotation- it’s easy and great to make ahead for a freezer meal. Love this one!

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

And stay tuned for Wednesday’s Pumpkin-Nut Crumble cake- not fussy, just delicious and classically “pumpkin” in flavor, this cake is great to make for a crowd and *bonus*- it’s better the next day…another make-ahead win! Friday, I am making an uncommon soup for y’all, in my Pumpkin Crab Soup- now don’t be put off! This one is inspired by a recipe from Oscar d’Laurenta’s  (the fashion designer) recipe. Also easy- do I make anything fussy, really? So I know you are going to love it!

Now, let’s do this!

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce 1

Chicken Enchiladas With Pumpkin Sauce

Ingredients:

1 can of pumpkin puree (15 oz)
4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tbsp. pickled jalapeno peppers
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
5 scallions, chopped
2 cups water
1 package frozen spinach thawed
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (I used a rotisserie)
8 flour tortillas (I used 8-inch)
4 oz. shredded cheddar or meunster cheese

Put it together:

  • Preheat the oven to 400*. Spray a 9X13 baking pan, and set aside.
  • In a blender, puree the pumpkin, garlic, jalapeno, chili powder, salt, pepper and scallions with the 2 cups of water until smooth. Pour one cup of this mixture into the bottom of your pan. Reserve the rest.
  • In a large bowl, mix the chicken, rice and spinach together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Lay the tortillas flat, and mound the chicken mixture in the middle. Roll up the tortilla, and place into the pan, seam side down. Continue until all the mixture and tortillas are wrapped.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the top of the tortillas and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until bubbly. Remove and serve!

*Note* You can make this up to 8 hours ahead until you are ready to bake, so this is an awesome make-ahead dish! It makes generous servings, so be ready for leftovers- they are even better the next day!

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

You will love this- so good, I’ve added it to my rotation!

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce 1


And here are all the rest of the #PumpkinWeek recipes just for today, from sweet and savory to drinks and extras! And this is only Monday!! Stay  tuned for more pumpkin-love! Love this week!!

Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Pumpkin Drink Recipes:

Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule from Love and Confections.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce from Hardly A Goddess.
Goat Cheese and Sage Pizza with Pumpkin Crust from The Spiffy Cookie.
Kaddo Bowrani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yoghurt Sauce) from Caroline’s Cooking.
Pickled Pumpkin with Sage and Autumn Spices from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Pumpkin Beer Bread from Forking Up.
Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup with Herbed Croutons from The Crumby Kitchen.
Pumpkin Chili from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.
Pumpkin Corn Chowder with Shrimp from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.
Pumpkin Focaccia Bread from Cookaholic Wife.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Parmesan Sage Cream Sauce from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.
Pumpkin Rosemary Hummus with Sizzled Garlic from Amy’s Cooking Adventures.
Pumpkin Stew with Chicken and Black Beans from Palatable Pastime.

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from The Redhead Baker.
Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Cooking with Carlee.
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Daily Dish Recipes.
Jumbo Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping from Family Around The Table.
Pumpkin Blondies from It Bakes Me Happy.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from The Bitter Side of Sweet.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from The Chef Next Door.

Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Bars from The Nifty Foodie.

Pumpkin Madeleines from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites from Making Miracles.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Seduction in the Kitchen.
Pumpkin Pie Tassies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings.
Pumpkin Scones from The Freshman Cook.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.
Pumpkin Zucchini Streusel Bread from An Affair from the Heart.
Ridiculously Good Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake from Bacon Fatte.

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce