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Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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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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