These rich and cheesy spinach and ricotta-stuffed shells are the ultimate Italian comfort food. Substitute various cheeses, such as Asiago or feta, in place of Parmesan and other dried herbs, such as thyme, basil, or dill, in place of oregano.
Pasta shells are a fun option on pasta night, and a clever way to sneak in those good-for-you veggies in case you have an eagle-eyed eater. Stuff the shells with a cheese-spinach mixture, cover with spaghetti sauce and cheese, and bake until bubbly.
Grape leaves are filled with a mixture of rice, onions, currants, pine nuts, mint and spices, and then gently steamed. Serve chilled, as is traditional, or warm, as desired. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over dolmas before serving.
This is an easy stuffed chicken breast that is absolutely yummy. I listed the olives as optional because I do not like olives, but I have made it with them for my husband (who loves olives) and he said it was very good. This dish goes really nicely with couscous and a Greek-style salad.
A favorite El Salvadoran snack, homemade tortillas stuffed with fresh queso blanco cheese are often paired with a traditonal coleslaw called curtido. Farmer's cheese or mozzarella can be substituted for queso blanco.
Stuffed mushrooms two ways. Why not have appetizers for dinner? I would have to say that the pancetta was my favorite, but obviously you can't go wrong with crab either stuffed mushrooms with shallots, spinach & pancetta pancetta, roughly chopped