Black Beans & Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells


Ingredients

  • 4 oz pasta shells
  • 14 oz can black beans
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach
  • 6 oz chopped tomatoes
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic chopped into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoons oil
  • 1 – 1 ¼ cups pasta sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese

Method

  • Cook pasta and drain and set aside
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  • In a skillet add oil and sauté garlic until browned
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft
  • Squeeze excess water from spinach and drain and wash the black beans (I wash them to remove any chemical or preservative added)
  • Add black beans and spinach to skillet and cook for about 5 minutes
  • Mash the beans lightly with the back of the spoon
  • Add pasta sauce to a baking dish and spread it evenly
  • Stuff the shells with the vegetable mix and arrange them on the baking dish
  • Sprinkle with cheese and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes or the cheese is melted and lightly browned
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One thought on “Black Beans & Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells

  1. nakshatra January 19, 2011 at 4:09 am Reply

    Great receipe!
    I have been crazy about black beans this winter,just frying them with onions..delicious! This will be a good change!
    Thank you! I really like your cooking ideas! they fit with my tastes,I am glad I found your site!
    NK

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