Stuffed Pasta Shells

This pasta makes a great hearty one-pot meal.  Pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach or baby kale, onions, mozzarella, eggs, nutmeg, and salt/pepper.  All topped with marinara sauce.  It’s delicious, nutritious, and easy to make!

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Stuffed Pasta Shells:

Ingredients:  This recipe makes 12 stuffed shells

  • 1 box Jumbo Pasta Shells – you only need 12 shells, save the rest to use at another time, or double this recipe like I did to make a large batch of stuffed shells.
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups baby spinach finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar marinara sauce or any pasta sauce of your choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
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Directions:

  • Cook pasta shells until cooked al dente.
  • In a separate bowl mix ricotta cheese with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Add the eggs and mix in.
  • Add the mozzarella cheese and mix.
  • Add the chopped spinach and onions and mix in.
  • Taste to check for salt and pepper.
  • Stuff pasta shells with ricotta spinach mix.
  • In a baking dish drizzle some olive oil and spread pasta sauce on the bottom to coat the dish.
  • Now place the stuffed pasta shells.
  • Top with more pasta sauce.
  • Sprinkle more cheese on top of the shells and bake at 400 degrees for 45min – 1 hour until the stuffing is cooked through. A knife inserted in the shell should come out clean.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes to allow the stuffing to settle and bind together before serving. You can serve with a side salad.

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I gave this recipe to my friend Iya and she shared these photos of her stuffed pasta dish.

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