Recipe for Spinach and Ricotta-Stuffed Shells

Spinach and Ricotta-Stuffed Shells


  • 20 jumbo pasta shells (about half a 12-oz box)
  • 2 15 oz containers ricotta
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and run under cold water until cool.
  2. Spread the marinara sauce in the bottom of a large broiler-proof baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, Parmesan, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. Spoon the mixture into the shells and place them on top of the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake until the shells are heated through, 10-12 minutes.
  4. Increase heat to broil. Broil shells until the cheese beings to brown, 2-5 minutes
  5. Serve with either homemade or store bought marinara sauce..


Recipe and Photo: umommy / CC BY-ND

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