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Ricotta and Zucchini filled pasta shells



6 portion(s)

Ricotta Filling

  • 500 g Fresh ricotta cheese, I purchase mine from the deli
  • 1 zucchini, Larger in size (chopped into chunks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 100 g grated parmesan chese, I grate mine in TM5 prior to using
  • Salt and pepper, To taste - be generous with the pepper

Tomato and Bacon Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, Peeled
  • 1 brown onion, Peeled and cut into 4
  • 200 g short cut bacon, sliced into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes, Optional
  • 400 g Can of chopped tomatoes
  • 30 g olive oil, I used garlic infused
  • 200 g water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Sugar, salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bay leaf

Pasta Shells

  • 1 package Large pasta shells, I purchase from Deli
  • 6
    1h 25min
    Preparation 25min
  • 7
  • 8
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Recipe's preparation

    Ricotta Filling
  1. Step 1 -

    Add Zucchini and Parsley to TM5 Bowl, Chop Speed 5 for 10 seconds. (chop again if still to chunky for you)


    Step 2 - 

    Add Ricotta, eggs, grated Parmesan and salt and pepper. Mix Speed 2 for 15 seconds or until combined. Add additional Salt and Pepper if required

    Step 3 

    Place filling in a clean bowl and put aside - Clean out TM5 Bowl for sauce.

  2. Tomato and Bacon Sauce
  3. Step 1- 

    Place Onion, garlic and bacon into TM5 and chop Speed 5, 10 seconds. Scrape down sides 


    Step 2- 

    Add Olive Oil and cook on Varoma, Speed 1 for 5 mins


    Step 3 - 

    Add tin tomato, water, sugar, chilli and bay leaf cook 20 mins, Varoma, Speed 1 with simmer basket over TM5 Lid


    Step 4 -

    Remove Bay Leaf. Season to taste and Blend 10- 15 seconds, Speed 9

  4. Stuffing Shells
  5. Step 1- 

    Place sauce on the bottom of a baking dish


    Step 2-

    Stuff Pasta shells with Ricotta and Zucchini Mixture. I normally stuff until they slightly over flow. (you dont have to and mixture will go further

    Step 3- Place each stuffed shell into Sauce. Continue Process until finished.

    Step 4 - Place into a pre heated oven 180 until pasta is al dente. 

    (I usually sprinkle Tasty cheese over the top of dish before placing in the oven - then kids cant see too much of the green stuff!)


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