Spinach Stuffed Shells

Spinach Stuffed ShellsRecipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Carol Thames, 49, Annapolis, Md.

"These freeze perfectly, so I make a few batches at a time: delicious and convenient!"

Serves: 8

Cost per Serving:



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Salt and pepper
1 12-oz. box jumbo shell pasta
15 ounces ricotta
1 10-oz. box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup grated pecorino
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
4 cups shredded mozzarella
1 large egg, beaten
5 cups jarred tomato sauce (about 2 24-oz. jars)


Prep: 35 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook shells 2 minutes less than time specified on package, about 9 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water.

2. In a large bowl, mix ricotta, spinach, Parmesan, pecorino, garlic, parsley and 2 cups mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in egg.

3. Spread half of tomato sauce in a 9-by-13-inch dish. Fill each shell with 1 heaping Tbsp. ricotta mixture and place open side up in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 to 30 minutes, until bubbling. Let stand 5 minutes; serve.

Created date

April 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 532
Fat 22 g
Satfat 13 g
Protein 34 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 1622 mg