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Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells

  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 382 1 serving

We love these Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells because they have all the comforting goodness of lasagna but are so much easier to make!  Just cook some jumbo pasta shells and while they're cooking, heat the oven and make the filling.  The filling is a creamy seasoned cheese mixture with fresh baby spinach, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses that comes together in seconds.  Fill the shells, pour the savory chunky Italian sauce on top, sprinkle with more mozzarella and bake.  This Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells recipe is the best- make it and see why!

Ingredients

  • 18 uncooked jumbo shell shaped pasta shells
  • 4 cups chopped baby spinach
  • 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Chunky Garden Tomato, Onion & Garlic Italian Sauce or Chunky Garden Combo Pasta Sauce or Chunky Mushroom and Green Pepper Pasta Sauce

Instructions

  • Tips

    • You can substitute a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained, for the fresh spinach.
  • Step 1

    Cook and drain the shells according to the package directions.  While the shells are cooking, heat the oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Stir the spinach, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, lemon zest, if desired, and garlic powder in a bowl. Spoon about 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese mixture into each shell.

  • Step 3

    Spread 1 cup sauce in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Place the stuffed shells in the dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the shells. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 30 minutes or until hot.

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Made With

Calories 382
Total Fat 16 g
Sat. Fat 9.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 684 mg
Total Carb 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 9 g
Added Sugars 2 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 28 %DV
Iron 14 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV
Calories 381
Total Fat 16 g
Sat. Fat 9.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 680 mg
Total Carb 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 8 g
Added Sugars 2 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 28 %DV
Iron 14 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV
Calories 372
Total Fat 16 g
Sat. Fat 9.3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 671 mg
Total Carb 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 8 g
Added Sugars 2 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 27 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.