Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Shells

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With the endless array of dinner ideas with pasta out there easy pasta meals like this one from Angie can be added to your pasta dish recipes. Pasta is the go to all round easiest way to make a hearty, also can be healthy if done right, and filling meal your whole family or your friends will appreciate. The beautiful thing of cooking is the many dinner ideas with pasta that are out there and with just some time and love you can have people thinking you were in the kitchen all day slaving over the stove to make a great meal that in reality only took you less than 1 hour. Easy

pasta meals don’t have to be plain you can always bump up the wow factor by some little adjustments here and there. Finding pasta dish recipes is easy since there are so many different ones. Just take an existing one and make it your own with subtle additions or subtractions.

Angie gives you a great opportunity to take her recipe and play around with it to make it healthier if you would like or to make it cheesier of cheese less. The fact that recipes are made to guide and inspire you are what recipes were probably originally meant to accomplish. You can add different types of meat or go with seafood or you can forgo meat and seafood called for in recipes to make it vegetarian. In the end whatever is most important to you can be made part of the recipe since there are no hard or fast rules when it comes to adjustments to any recipe.

Spinach and mushrooms are the go to vegetables added to this wonderful spinach and mushroom stuffed shell recipe of Angie’s. Spinach is a great dark green edible flowering plant that is mega high in iron and goes well in salads, pastas, dips and any place you might see fit to add it to. Spinach is thought to have originated in ancient Persia (modern Iran and neighboring countries). It is not known who did, or when, but spinach was introduced to India and the plant was subsequently introduced to ancient China where it was known as "Persian vegetable". The earliest available record of the spinach plant was transcribed in Chinese, stating it was introduced into China via Nepal (probably in 647 AD). Spinach was supposedly the favorite vegetable of Catherine De Medici an Italian Noblewoman who later became the Queen of France from 1547 to 1559. The dishes served on a bed of spinach are commonly known as "Florentine", reflecting Catherine's birthplace in Firenze (Florence). During the First World War, wine fortified with cooked spinach juice was given to French warriors weakened by hemorrhages sustained in battle.

This baked recipe makes cooking easy since the preparation and cooking time is less than an hour. Thanks to Angie of Big Bears Wife Blog for this Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Shells recipe that takes the big shell pasta to bigger heights. Bon Apetit. **

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