Ricotta Spinach Stuffed Shells
If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious Italian dish that’s perfect for family gatherings or special occasions, our Ricotta Spinach Stuffed Shells are just what you need. These delectable pasta shells are generously filled with creamy ricotta cheese, nutritious spinach, and savory spices, all baked to perfection with a rich tomato sauce. It’s a comforting dish that will leave everyone at the table craving for more.
- 1 box of jumbo pasta shells
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 cup chopped spinach, cooked and drained
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to package instructions. Drain and set aside to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, cooked and drained spinach, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Stuff each cooked pasta shell with the ricotta and spinach mixture and place them in a baking dish.
- Pour marinara sauce over the stuffed shells, making sure they are well covered.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
These Ricotta Spinach Stuffed Shells are a delightful blend of creamy, cheesy goodness and the earthy flavors of spinach. They make for a satisfying meal that’s both comforting and indulgent.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 345, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 20g
Whether you’re serving these stuffed shells for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner, they are sure to impress. The combination of ricotta cheese, spinach, and aromatic spices creates a harmonious taste that will leave your taste buds dancing. Enjoy every bite of these Ricotta Spinach Stuffed Shells as you savor the flavors of Italy right at your own dining table.