Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe
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Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

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These satisfying shells are bursting with ricotta, Asiago, mozzarella and cottage cheese. Use your favorite brand of spaghetti sauce—meatless or not. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 6 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce

Nutritional Facts

3 stuffed shells: 376 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Asiago cheese, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, chives and 1/2 cup spinach (save the remaining spinach for another use).
  2. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce into a shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drain pasta; stuff with cheese mixture. Arrange in prepared dish. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce and mozzarella.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked pasta shells; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in the center of 2 or 3 shells to read 165°.
    Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p35

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kdfromm User ID: 8406252 235518
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"came out perfect! I was actually able to use 8 shells instead of 6.... we enjoyed it!"

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 136771
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"Delicious! Everyone in the house loved them, so we didn't have any leftovers!"

Cwaz23 User ID: 6908223 158020
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"Yummy and quick-prep."

jgoben User ID: 3430974 136768
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"This was delicious and easy. Two out of three boys didn't care for the "green stuff" but the other one loved it. I cooked a whole box of pasta, tripled the recipe, threw the extra pasta I didn't have stuffing for back in to fininsh cooking. Saved some of the sauce (which I added meat to) and the other 2 were happy. This made leftovers for Sunday lunch for the ones who liked it. It was just as good the next day."

jmfinley User ID: 3612713 162384
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"This was delicious and easy."

amiss84 User ID: 4841285 109119
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"love this was a great meal!"

ruthwohl10 User ID: 4879922 155595
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"I made this dish yesterday for dinner. I doubled the recipe. It was delicious. I will make it again. It took about 20 min to prepare. Had dinner in about 35 min."

pepsigrl1020 User ID: 1279983 109118
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"I have made this about a dozen times. Its the most request meal by my family and friends."

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