Stuffed Beefy Pasta Shells

45 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Alpha Foods Beefy Crumbles
  • 20 jumbo shells, cooked
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp basil, minced
  • 1 Tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce (25.5 oz)

 

Plant-Based Ricotta Cheese:

  • 1.5 cups firm tofu
  • ¾ cup vegan cream cheese
  • ½ cup vegan cheese
  • 9 oz fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ Tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ Tbsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta shells until almost al dente.
  3. Add olive oil, onion and garlic to a large pan and sauté until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add Alpha Beefy Crumbles along with spices and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add all ricotta ingredients to a food processor and let run until smooth. Add any additional salt or spices to taste if you’d like.
  5. Pour ¼ of the marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Using a spoon, fill each pasta shell with “ricotta” cheese then the Beefy Crumble mix. Place the shell in the dish and continue until you are done filling each shell.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce on top of the filled shells. Top with a handful of vegan cheese. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Top with fresh basil and enjoy!