Party inspiration- filled conchiglioni

DSC_75781The holidays have passed so quickly. It feels like we just got up from the table, said goodbyes to our guests, and there is already next celebration ahead. Champagne, fancy dresses, masks and balls, or celebrations in smaller circles of friends, or with a cat- the night is yours. (Unless you’re sick, then you’re still celebrating with your bugs, but the flair is gone).

Whichever type of your party it doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for it. If you are still looking for some inspirations and are not sure what to serve, try this filled conchiglioni! This recipe is very easy, quick, and I think most important, it lets you enjoy the party, since you can prepare everything before the arrival of your guests! The only thing then you have to do is place them in the oven.

You need:

500g of conchiglioni (the big pasta shells)

500g minced beef

2 onions

5 tomatoes

200g Feta cheese

2 garlic clove

fresh basil to garnish

Preheat the oven to 180º. Cook the conchiglioni according to directions on the packaging. In the meantime wash the tomatoes and cut in small cubes. Peel the onion, cut in small cubes and mix half with the tomatoes. Cut the feta in small cubes, or crumble, and mix half with the tomatoes.

Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, add the minced meat and simmer. Add the rest of the onion and garlic, peeled and chopped. Add dried thyme,salt and pepper to taste. Cook until ready, then add the feta cheese. Put aside.

One by one fill the ready conchiglioni with the tomaoes or minced meat. Place the shells on a baking tray and put in the oven for 10min. Garnish with basil leaves.DSC_75942_wsDSC_7579ws

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