Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells



Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

If you’re looking for a delicious and comforting Italian dish that the whole family will love, try our Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells recipe. These pasta shells are generously filled with a creamy ricotta and spinach mixture, then baked in a flavorful tomato sauce until bubbly and golden. It’s the perfect dish for special occasions or a cozy dinner at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped spinach, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, beaten egg, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Spoon the ricotta and spinach mixture into each cooked pasta shell and place them in a greased baking dish.
  5. Pour marinara sauce evenly over the stuffed shells, covering them completely.
  6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the shells are heated through and the sauce is bubbling.
  7. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before garnishing with fresh basil leaves.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6-8

These Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells are a crowd-pleaser. Creamy and cheesy stuffed pasta shells baked to perfection in marinara sauce – it’s a comfort food classic!

Nutrition: Calories: 350 | Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 18g | Fiber: 3g

For a delightful Italian-inspired meal that satisfies both young and old, these Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells are a winner. The creamy ricotta and spinach filling combined with the tangy marinara sauce create a harmonious flavor that’s irresistible. Whether it’s a special occasion or a weeknight dinner, this dish will leave everyone asking for seconds. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to impress your loved ones with this scrumptious recipe!

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