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Butternut squash stuffed shells?

bxgirl Dec 29, 2013 09:36 AM

I am considering making butternut squash stuffed shells using Giada's recipe for butternut squash lasagna (basically butternut squash, amaretti cookies, parm and mozz). Any thoughts on if this filling would work in stuffed shells, and what adjustments, if any, I should make?

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    Cittafarina RE: bxgirl Dec 29, 2013 10:25 AM

    Any filling like that will work in stuffed shells. I don't know whether it calls for it but make sure you add egg to the filling. That way it will keep it from running out of the shells when cooked.

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      hotoynoodle RE: Cittafarina Dec 29, 2013 10:47 AM

      you may also want to add some good ricotta to the cheese mix.

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        escondido123 RE: hotoynoodle Dec 29, 2013 02:20 PM

        I second that. The ricotta will give that "lasagna" vibe.

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      schrutefarms RE: bxgirl Dec 29, 2013 01:01 PM

      I would do ricotta, shredded mozzerella, and egg, with tons of sage.

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        bxgirl RE: schrutefarms Dec 29, 2013 01:12 PM

        Do mean include that with the butternut squash, or just do "regular" stuffed shells, w/o the squash? Not sure what you mean.

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          schrutefarms RE: bxgirl Jan 3, 2014 05:23 PM

          I guess I didn't read the OP correctly…I guess I would stuff the shells w/o the squash, and maybe puree the squash and pour over before baking, like a sauce. Or just cube it and add it to the stuffing. A little goat cheese somewhere would be nice too!

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          cheesecake17 RE: schrutefarms Dec 29, 2013 03:57 PM

          I've tasted stuffed shells with that filling, with a butternut squash cream sauce over it. Delicious!

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          bxgirl RE: bxgirl Dec 30, 2013 11:08 AM

          Thank you all for the suggestions and positive replies.
          I appreciate the feedback from cheesecake1that it really can work!!
          Happy New Year to all. This site is the best!!!

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