Amaranth and Mushroom Stuffed Pasta Shells

Updated: May 22, 2020

Amaranth and Mushroom Stuffed Pasta Shells
General Information
  • TypeEntrees
  • DifficultyEasy
  • FlavorSavory
  • Estimated Time59 minutes
  • Yield3-5 servings

Ingredients

  • Mushrooms
    Mushrooms
  • Amaranth Flakes
    Amaranth Flakes
  • Marinara Sauce
    Marinara Sauce
  • Onion
    Onion
  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • mozzarella cheese
    mozzarella cheese
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Parsley
    Parsley
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Chicken Eggs
    Chicken Eggs
  • 16 ounces of Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup of Amaranth Flakes
  • 12-15 Jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups of Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Onion (small; chopped)
  • 1 clove of Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup of Parsley (chopped)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Chicken Eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Once you try these flavorful amaranth mushroom stuffed pasta shells, you will not want to eat them any other way! Their various layers of flavor enhance and compliment each other to create a delicious, wholesome dinner meal. Besides their flavor, these pasta shells are enriched with flaked amaranth, which enhances their nutritional value with complete, easily digestible protein. 

  1. Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to package instructions. You may cook a few more than called for in the recipe as some of them may break while cooking. Then drain and set aside.(10 minutes)
  2. To prepare the filling, saute the onion until translucent.(6 minutes)
  3. Add the garlic and saute for another minute. Then add the mushrooms, give it a try, and saute until most of the liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are carmelized.(5 minutes)
  4. Stir in three tablespoons of marinara sauce, give it a mix, and cook for a minute. Then transfer to a large bowl and let cool a little bit.(2 minutes)
  5. Add the amaranth flakes, parsley, and riccotta cheese to the bowl, and mix it with the onion and mushroom mixture.(2 minutes)
  6. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  7. Then add an egg into the mixture and check of its consistency. The filling has to be spoonable. If it seems to wet, add more amaranth flakes. If it seems tro dry, you may add a little more marinara sauce.(2 minutes)
  8. Put the oven on to 350 degrees F (or 176 degrees C).
  9. Take a baking dish that is about 7x10 inches (25x17 cm) and spread half of the marinara sauce on its bottom.(2 minutes)
  10. Then stuff the shells with the filling and line them up in the baking dish.(5 minutes)
  11. Cover stuffed shells with the remaining marinara sauce and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Serve right away!(25 minutes)