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!
uncooked small pasta shells
2% cottage cheese
ground black pepper
shredded Gruyere cheese
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350F
Cook the pasta shells according to the package. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, add the cottage cheese, 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.
For prep ahead, assemble the recipe up to the bake instruction. Cover and place in the fridge for no more than 24 hours.