Alfredo-Pancetta Stuffed Shells
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 12 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
- 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 carton (15 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg yolk, beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 jar (15 ounces) roasted garlic Alfredo sauce
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water.
- Meanwhile, cook pancetta in oil in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels, reserving drippings. Saute the spinach, garlic and pepper flakes in drippings until spinach is wilted.
- Transfer spinach mixture to a small bowl. Add ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg yolk and pepper; mix well.
- Spread 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Spoon ricotta mixture into pasta shells; place in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over shells.
- Cover and bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes longer. Top with pancetta.
May 9, 2016
I've made this several times, it is amazing. One of my family favorites. They are creamy and have so much flavor. A keeper
Jan 26, 2016
Deliciouso. Even without the pancetta that my beautiful woman forgot to get. I love you honey.
Jun 9, 2013
This recipe was so good. My boyfriend went back for second and third helpings.
Apr 10, 2013
I loved it and my husband hated it. He said it was too garlicky and too rich. What to do with the leftovers. . . .