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Pasta shells are a fun option on pasta night, and a clever way to sneak in those good-for-you veggies in case you have an eagle-eyed eater. Stuff the shells with a cheese-spinach mixture, cover with spaghetti sauce and cheese, and bake until bubbly.

Recipe by MyRecipes September 2009

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Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta shells according to package label directions; drain and set aside to cool. While pasta cooks, in a large bowl, stir together ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, egg, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and nutmeg.

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  • Spread 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce over bottom of baking dish. Stuff shells with cheese-and-spinach mixture and place in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.

  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake about 10 minutes longer, until bubbly and cheese begins to brown.

Nutrition Facts

498 calories; fat 26g; saturated fat 13g; protein 28g; carbohydrates 41g; fiber 7g; cholesterol 88mg; sodium 1253mg.
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