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.
- 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
- Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside to cool.
- 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.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Spoon the ricotta and spinach mixture into each cooked pasta shell and place them in a greased baking dish.
- Pour marinara sauce evenly over the stuffed shells, covering them completely.
- 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.
- Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before garnishing with fresh basil leaves.
- Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Baked Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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!