Friday, March 13, 2009

Artichoke stuffed shells with marinara sauce

I got this idea from a show on the Food Network, the Everyday Italian show. But I did mine a little differently.

Artichoke Stuffed Shells with Marinara Sauce

1 pkg jumbo shells
1 bag frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
1 pkg Italian mix cheese
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
minced garlic to your liking - I like a lot!
salt, Tony's seasoning - to your tastes
1 jar marinara sauce - I used leftover spaghetti sauce from previous recipe!
1-2 green onions, chopped.

Preheat oven to 350. Boil jumbo shells till barely al-dente'. In a bowl, combine artichoke hearts with half the cheese mix, the egg, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic and seasonings. Gently stuff the mixture into the shells and place on a greased casserole dish. Cover completely with marinara sauce and then cover with cheese. Sprinkle the chopped green onions and Italian Seasoning on top. Bake until sauce bubbles on the side and cheese is melted and browning.

Ingredients, minus breadcrumbs, Tony's and green onions!

Artichoke mixture

The stuffed shells

All baked!

And ready to eat!

The verdict: Honestly I was a bit disappointed. I expected it to be just oh my god good and it really wasn't that great. It basically tasted like my spaghetti with artichoke. If I made it again, I think maybe a different sauce, an alfredo perhaps.

1 comment:

  1. Aw shucks. Im sad to see your review...This looks like it would be super tasty.