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Spinach Stuffed Shells with White Sauce

Here’s a creamy and delicious, vegetarian main dish from Debbie Herbert in Seymour, Indiana. It’s easy to assemble and looks like you really fussed. Serve with a leafy salad, crusty garlic bread and thirst-quenching iced tea.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 15 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 envelope white sauce mix
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, prepare white sauce according to package directions; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg white, basil, garlic powder, pepper and half of the spinach (save remaining spinach for another use). Pour half of the white sauce into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stuff each shell with 2 tablespoons spinach mixture. Arrange over sauce. Top with remaining white sauce.
  • Cover and bake 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
3 stuffed shells: 302 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 646mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • Wieners
    Dec 30, 2016

    We liked this. I also use jarred alfredo sauce.

  • Kimmie9376
    Oct 18, 2014

    I thought this was delicious! Served them with a side of warmed marinara sauce for dipping, if one so desired.

  • katlaydee3
    Nov 30, 2012

    I did not care for this at all. I found the filling to be way too bland.

  • amb_ks
    Jan 16, 2012

    I added chicken to them and used jar alfredo sauce. Very good.

  • nywvblue
    Feb 6, 2009

    My only struggle was in finding the jumbo shells! (The THIRD grocery store had them, good thing.) I also substituted the white sauce with tomato sauce and it came out great. My 9 x 13 pan led to these further adjustments: cook 25 shells...29 oz tomato sauce was perfect amount...use entire pkg of spinach...3/4 cup of mozzarella...mix in grated parmesan cheese to increase filling bulk

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    Dec 4, 2008

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    Aug 7, 2008

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    Aug 26, 2006

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