Stuffed Shells

This dish is perfect for picnics or potlucks. It can be assembled up to a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Just pop it in your Sun Oven about 45 minutes before you’re ready to eat.

Stuffed Shells


20 jumbo shells

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 bag (10-ounce) spinach, wilted, cooled, squeezed dry, and finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

8 ounces whole-milk mozzarella cheese, finely diced

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups tomato sauce

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Set Sun Oven out to preheat.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the shells until not quite al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain, transfer to a bowl, and toss with the olive oil; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, egg, basil, salt, and pepper mixing well. Pour half of the sauce into the prepared baking dish. Fill the shells with the cheese mixture and arrange them in a single layer over the sauce. Spoon the remaining sauce over and around the filled shells. Sprinkle the cheese over the shells. Cover the pan and bake in the Sun Oven until bubbling hot, about 45 minutes.

Makes 4 servings

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