Smoked Meat and Cabbage Stuffed Shells in Sun Dried Tomato and Dijon Sauce

Smoked Meat and Cabbage Stuffed Shells in Sun Dried Tomato and Dijon Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: canadian
Servings: 18 shells
Calories: 343kcal

Ingredients

The Shells

  • 2 cups cabbage finely chopped
  • 2 cups Montreal Smoked Meat finely chopped
  • 2 cups swiss cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 18 jumbo pasta shells about 3" long, cooked al dente, drained

The Sauce

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 10% cream
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp parmesan grated
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup basil fresh, chiffonade
  • 1/2 medium onion diced small
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

The Shells

  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • melt 2 tbsp butter in a large pan on medium, add the cabbage and 2 tbsp garlic with a generous amount of salt, stir to combine and saute til the cabbage begins to soften, but still retains some crunch- about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside
  • Add the cabbage, meat and cheese to a bowl and toss with a spoon til fully combined.
  • Stuff the shells with the filling and place them in a 13x9" baking dish, open side up

The Sauce

  • In a separate pan melt 3 tbsp butter on medium-high. Add the onions and tomatoes and saute for about 2 minutes til softening and fragrant
  • stir in the mustard, garlic, thyme, and oregano and saute another 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the broth and tomatoes, reduce the heat to medium-low, then stir in the cream and parmesan
  • Cover the pot, bring the heat back to high until simmering, then reduce to low and simmer for 4 minutes
  • Blend the sauce with an emulsion blender or regular blender
  • poor the blended sauce evenly over all the shells, cook in the oven on the center rack at 375F for 10-15 minutes, then broil for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove the shells from the oven, garnish evenly with fresh basil and serve

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g