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Ratatouille-Stuffed Shells


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  • 16 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups diced eggplant
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup diced zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1/2 cup canned unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium marinara sauce (such as Dell'Amore), divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. torn fresh basil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces preshredded Italian 5-cheese blend (about 1 cup)


Servings 4
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 40mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add eggplant and bell pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add zucchini, tomato, and chickpeas; cover and cook 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in 1 cup marinara, 1/2 cup basil, black pepper, and salt.

Coat a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Spread remaining 3/4 cup marinara over bottom of dish. Spoon about 2 tablespoons vegetable mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange filled shells in dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450°F for 12 minutes. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

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