Healthier 3 Cheese Baked Shells-2
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Healthier 3 Cheese Baked Shells

This healthier 3 cheese baked shells recipe is perfect for that cheesy pasta craving we all have.... but this version is bumped up with mega protein without meat! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 511kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 750g container 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Cook the pasta shells according to the package. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, add the cottage cheese, garlic, pepper, and Dijon into a high speed blender. 
  • Pulse until the ingredients are combined and create a sauce. This should be a think sauce, so make sure you don't over blend. 
  • Once the cottage cheese sauce is blended, add the mixture to a large bowl.
  • Stir in the Gruyere cheese until combined.
  • Add the noodles to the cheese sauce and gently combine.
  • Add the cheese and shell mixture to a greased 8 X 8 square baking dish. 
  • Top with the cheddar cheese. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes. If you like a very crispy cheese top, use the broiler for the last 2 minutes of cooking. 

Notes

For prep ahead, assemble the recipe up to the bake instruction. Cover and place in the fridge for no more than 24 hours. 

Nutrition

Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g