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Toddler Cheesy Stuffed Shells

So delicious and nutritious for your gorgeous baby! Homemade Toddler Cheesy Stuffed Shells – 12-18 Month Baby Food is so easy to make!  A delicious and nutritious meal for your precious toddler!

Ingredients for Toddler Cheesy Stuffed Shells – 12-18 Month Baby Food:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 12-ounce box jumbo pasta shells
  • 8 ounces silken tofu, mashed
  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil

3. To make the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat

4. Add the carrot, zucchini and saute until soft but not brown, 5 minutes

5. Add the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and 2 cups water and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes

6. To prepare the shells,  add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 8 minutes then drain

7. Mix the tofu, spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan, 1/2 cup mozzarella, the egg and garlic in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper

8. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and spread about 1 cup of the sauce in the dish

9. Stuff the cheese mixture into the shells and place in the baking dish, open-side up

10. Pour the remaining sauce over the shells, cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes

11. Then uncover and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes then serve

Toddler Cheesy Stuffed Shells – 12-18 Month Baby Food is such a delicious recipe for your baby or toddler!

Remember to give your precious little human a hug and a love every day!