Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells



Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Dive into a world of Italian flavors with our Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells recipe. This classic dish combines tender pasta shells, creamy ricotta cheese, and vibrant spinach, all baked to perfection in a rich tomato sauce. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for family dinners and special occasions alike.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the jumbo pasta shells according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, grated Parmesan cheese, beaten egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. Fill each cooked pasta shell with a generous spoonful of the ricotta and spinach mixture and place them in the baking dish.
  6. Once all the shells are filled, top them with the remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Our Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells are a delightful combination of creamy and savory flavors. These stuffed shells are sure to become a family favorite. Serve them with a side of garlic bread and a fresh green salad for a complete meal that everyone will love.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 350 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 20g | Fiber: 3g

Indulge in the comfort of Italian cuisine with these Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Each bite is a harmony of cheesy goodness and the earthy taste of spinach. Don’t miss out on sharing this delicious dish with your loved ones.

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