Stuffed Pasta Shells
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
- 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
- Grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cheeses and spinach; stuff into shells. Arrange in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over the shells. Cover and bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese after baking.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 314 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 576mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.
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Dec 20, 2018
This is a very basic recipe. Often, I add chicken (canned works fine) to the shell stuffing and use a good jarred Alfredo... I often sprinkle bacon on top along with the grated parmesan and bake per recipe....Go ahead, experiment...!
Apr 14, 2018
I don’t see why not Carol. I was thinking the same thing. I would cook ground beef, add it to spaghetti sauce and then add to shells.
Feb 10, 2018
I haven't made this yet. Would it work with ground beef added in the sauce?
Jan 11, 2016
The stuffed shells were super easy and delicious. Think I may try the steamed spinach next time since the frozen was a little chewy even after cooking them. Still delicious though.
Dec 3, 2015
Excellent simple yet very tasty recipe - I've used this recipe for myself and taken it to friends houses - they're always gone in a hurry!
Sep 12, 2014
This is an amazing recipe. It has great flavor and excellent texture. I know people who only stuff their shells with ricotta which I very much dislike the taste. This recipe with the spinach and mozzarella cheese are a fantastic combination. Super Delicious and Super Easy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Aug 13, 2013
I forgot to add in my last rating that I make two 8 in. pans with this recipe and freeze one. I defrost before heating and it never fails. Tastes as fresh as when I made it.
Aug 13, 2013
I have been making this for years and everyone, including all the grandchildren, love this recipe. So easy but looks like you worked for hours. Cheesy and just a wonderful taste in the mouth. I get asked for the recipe all the time.
Jan 12, 2012
These stuffed shells turn out great. I added a little more ricotta cheese. Probably shouldn't have used all the spinach, but overall was very good!
Jan 10, 2012
Made this dish for dinner last night and it turned out great. Definitely needs to be served with something crunchy (I chose garlic bread) though to balance out the texture of the meal.