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Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells

More cheese, please! You'll get your fill from saucy jumbo pasta shells loaded with four kinds—ricotta, Asiago, mozzarella and cottage cheese. Do the prep work, and then freeze according to the recipe directions to have a ready-to-bake meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. 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).
  • 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.
  • Cover and bake until heated through, 25-30 minutes.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. 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°.
Nutrition Facts
3 stuffed shells: 376 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • robbrd
    Aug 6, 2020

    I omitted the spinach due to the kiddos not liking cooked spinach, only raw. They really enjoyed this and I like how simple it was to put together.

  • kdfromm
    Oct 24, 2015

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

  • cbenne12
    Jul 23, 2014

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

  • Cwaz23
    May 29, 2013

    Yummy and quick-prep.

  • jgoben
    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.

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    Jan 12, 2011

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    Oct 6, 2010

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    Sep 22, 2010

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  • jmfinley
    Aug 10, 2010

    This was delicious and easy.

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    Mar 13, 2010

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