Pasta recipes are easy go-to dinner options during a busy weeknight. You can prepare them ahead, load them with yummy ingredients, and serve a one-dish meal that everyone will love. This baked shells dish offers turkey sausage in the sauce and (surprise!) tofu hidden in the shells.Tofu is a great source of soy protein, and its flavor becomes what it's mixed with. Adding veggies like bell peppers to your homemade sauce is a healthy way to increase you fiber intake and eat fresh.

Toni Seger, Lovell, Maine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • To prepare stuffing, combine 1/4 cup boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl; let stand 20 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Drain and finely chop. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, and next 6 ingredients (through egg) in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon 2 tablespoons stuffing into each shell. Set stuffed shells aside.

  • To prepare sauce, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Place onion mixture in a bowl.

  • Coat pan with cooking spray; return pan to heat. Add sausage, and cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add wine; cook until wine is reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 3 minutes). Stir in onion mixture, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a simmer. Cook 25 minutes or until slightly thick.

  • Spread 2 cups sauce over bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer in pan; top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan over sauce. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 13.8g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 5.2g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fiber 4.7g; cholesterol 84mg; iron 4mg; sodium 892mg; calcium 238mg.