Crab-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Main Dishes

This hearty pasta dish is perfect for entertaining.

  • Total Preparation Time: 125 minutes

Makes 8 servings

Rating: 3 Stars
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Ingredients

2 tbsp 30 mL GAY LEA - Salted Butter
2 2 Large Onion, chopped
2 2 Garlic Cloves. minced
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL Italian Seasoning
1 pinch 1 pinch Hot Pepper Flakes
28 oz 796 mL Canned Diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups 375 mL Pasta Sauce Or Stewed Tomatoes
1 tbsp 15 mL Granulated Sugar
20 20 Jumbo Pasta Shells
1/2 cup 125 mL BLACK RIVER - Mozzarella
1/2 cup 125 mL BLACK RIVER - Parmesan, grated
1 1 Egg
8 oz 250 mL Frozen Crabmeat, thawed, drained well
4 4 Green Onion, minced
1/4 cup 50 mL Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp 2 mL Pepper
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Instructions

  1. In skillet set over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, hot pepper flakes and pepper; stir for 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, pasta sauce and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Spread half of sauce in bottom of 9” x 13” glass baking dish.
  2. Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta shells for about 12 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain well. Rinse under cold running water to cool. Drain again.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. In bowl, mix together cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Mozzarella, ¼ cup (50 mL) Parmesan, egg, crabmeat, onions, parsley and pepper. Spoon 2 tablespoons of filling into each pasta shell. Arrange shells in single layer on top of pasta sauce. Drizzle remaining sauce over shells, then sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan.
  5. Bake, uncovered, in centre of oven for 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and filling is warmed through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.

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Ingredients

2 tbsp 30 mL GAY LEA - Salted Butter
2 2 Large Onion, chopped
2 2 Garlic Cloves. minced
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL Italian Seasoning
1 pinch 1 pinch Hot Pepper Flakes
28 oz 796 mL Canned Diced Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups 375 mL Pasta Sauce Or Stewed Tomatoes
1 tbsp 15 mL Granulated Sugar
20 20 Jumbo Pasta Shells
1/2 cup 125 mL BLACK RIVER - Mozzarella
1/2 cup 125 mL BLACK RIVER - Parmesan, grated
1 1 Egg
8 oz 250 mL Frozen Crabmeat, thawed, drained well
4 4 Green Onion, minced
1/4 cup 50 mL Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp 2 mL Pepper
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