Monday, March 12, 2007

Chickpea (Garbanzo bean) stuffed Shells

We had this for dinner this evening. Glenn really likes it and doesn't mind that it's vegetarian! :)

18 jumbo pasta shells, cooked
1 (15oz can) garbanzo beans
2 egg whites
15 oz ricotta
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbs parsley
1 tsp pepper
1/3 c. parmesan
28oz can of spaghetti sauce
6-8 oz shredded mozzarella

Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, puree garbanzo beans and egg whites until smooth. Add ricotta, onion, garlic, parsley, pepper and parmesan and process until well combined. Pour 1 1/4 cup sauce into 13x9" pan. Put 2 Tbs bean mixture into each shell and lay them on the sauce in the pan. Pour remaining sauce over top of shells, cover, and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, remove cover, sprinkle mozzarella over top of shells, return to oven 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts. This is SO yummy!!

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