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!
Cook and drain the shells according to the package directions. While the shells are cooking, heat the oven to 400°F.
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.
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.
Bake for 30 minutes or until hot.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.