Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Preparation Method

  1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until tender about 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer the spinach mixture to a large bowl and add in ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Spread about 1/2 of the sauce in the bottom of a 8 x8 or 9 x 9 baking dish.
  6. Stuff shells with the spinach cheese mixture and place in the baking dish.
  7. Top with the remaining sauce and bake for 20-30 minutes or until warmed through.
  8. Serve immediately with basil and parmesan cheese, if desired

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  • 12-14 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • basil for serving if desired
  • extra parmesan cheese for serving if desired