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Stuffed shells with ricotta cheese and spinach served with tomato sauce

Best Damn Stuffed Shells

  • Author: Recipe Teacher
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: pasta

Ingredients

  • 16 jumbo shells (plus a couple extra)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese – shredded
  • 12oz ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese – grated
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 24oz jar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Boil 16-18 shells for 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add olive oil to a pan over medium meat and saute chopped fresh spinach for 2-4 minutes.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and spinach. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Spray a 13” x 9″ glass baking dish with cooking spray and pour in half the pasta sauce.
  6. Spoon ricotta mix into each shell and place into baking dish, (opening side up). Should be 1-2 teaspoons each.
  7. Cover shells with remaining pasta sauce and top with 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.