Not that long ago, I cooked up a recipe using Ro-Tel Tomatoes. Oh my, I was hooked! These are the best canned tomatoes on the planet when cooking up anything with a south of the border influence. I find myself adapting recipes that call for canned tomatoes to utilize the Ro-Tel brand instead. So far, every recipe has been a hit with my guys.
This spicy Pasta dish has been one of those recipes that has been on and off my menu planner for weeks now. Most of the ingredients are those that are always on hand. You would think it would have been a snap to make. Convenience made it just the opposite. Since I didn’t need to shop for anything, it was easy to push this meal out when life does what it does and things got in the way.
Aren’t these stuffed pasta shells pretty? These delicious shells are bursting with beefy goodness rather than swimming in a pool of pasta sauce. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good cheesy stuffed shell the same as the next guy. I also love to change things up a bit and that’s just what these shells do.
Today’s post is going to be simple and to the point. I love Italian Food. Northern Italian is my favorite, but anything Italian is great. While I prefer to stuff my own shells, a good quality frozen-stuffed shell can be just as delicious with a lot less effort. Skip cooking the shells, mixing the filling, letting the shells cool to the point that they can be easily handled, piping the filling into the shells – you get the picture. Using frozen shells allows you to skip over all of that and go straight to the sauce, the assemble and the bake. It lets kitchen clean up be a snap.