Ham-Stuffed Jumbo Shells Recipe

Ham-Stuffed Jumbo Shells Recipe

Ingredients

24 jumbo pasta shells

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups 1% milk

1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, halved and sliced

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon canola oil

3 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1/4 teaspoon paprika

How to make it

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Reduce heat; add the ham, 1/2 cup Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved sauce.

Drain pasta; stuff each shell with about 3 tablespoons of filing. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley, paprika and remaining Swiss cheese.
Yield: 8 servings.