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Italian Stuffed Shells

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Italian Stuffed Shells

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Stuffed Shells
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 430kcal


  • 12 ounce pasta shells, jumbo
  • 10 ounce spinach, frozen
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, part skim milk
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 2 1/2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce

Serve With

  • 2 cup grapes


  • Cook shells to al dente as directed on the box.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Spread shells out onto a baking sheet to dry (you may need to flip them over after a while to ensure they dry completely).
  • Meanwhile, thaw spinach by cooking in the microwave for 5-6 minutes (or follow package directions); drain all excess water.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Spoon a small amount of sauce into a 9X13 inch baking dish. Fill each shell with spinach filling and place into the baking dish, open side up.
  • Shred the mozzarella cheese.
  • Top off with remaining sauce and cheese; bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with chilled grapes on the side. (Serving size: 3-4 shells, 1/2 cup grapes)
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Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 962mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g

Natalie Monson

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