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Zesty California Stuffed Shells

Zesty California Stuffed ShellsRecipe courtesy of the National Pasta Association.

Recipe Ingredients:

40 jumbo pasta shells
3 cups diced cooked turkey breast
3 green onions, minced
1/4 cup finely minced crystallized ginger
1/4 cup finely diced carrots
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 medium ripe pears, diced
1/3 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup soft, fresh goat cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Watercress, mint, mache (a miniature gourmet salad green) for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well.
  2. Combine the turkey and next five ingredients in a bowl. Mix together the mayonnaise, cheese, and lemon juice until well blended. Stir into the turkey mixture and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Stuff each shell with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the filling.
  4. Arrange on a platter and garnish with watercress.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Pasta Association.