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Baked Shells and Cheese with Cauliflower

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Baked Shells and Cheese with Cauliflower

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 1.5 cups
Calories: 657kcal



  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Boil pasta according to package instructions; drain and rinse briefly in cool water, then set aside.
  • Heat half the olive oil in a large (12-inch) oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook five minutes, stirring frequently, until starting to brown.
  • Add the pasta to the skillet, along with zest from the lemon, minced garlic, chopped scallions, paprika, remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and the shredded Mozzarella cheese. Toss to combine.
  • Scoop ricotta cheese in small dollops over the top of the pasta mixture. Then sprinkle Parmesan cheese, parsley, and bread crumbs on top.
  • Place skillet into the oven and bake 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and top of the pasta is golden brown.


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 842mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g
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