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Spinach Stuffed Shells

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Spinach Stuffed Shells

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spinach & Stuffed Shells
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 426kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 shell pasta shells, jumbo
  • 10 ounce spinach, frozen
  • 1/4 cup basil, fresh
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese, part skim milk
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce

Serve With

  • 4 medium apple

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook shells as directed on package for al dente; set aside.
  • Thaw spinach and chop basil.
  • Combine ricotta and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese in a large bowl. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the spinach (To remove the most moisture, place spinach in a cheesecloth and squeeze.); add to cheeses along with basil, egg, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix well.
  • Add a small amount of sauce to the bottom of a large baking dish to prevent shells from sticking.
  • Fill shells with cheese and spinach mixture and place in prepared dish. Top with sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 5-10 minutes more until bubbly.
  • Serve with sliced apples on the side.
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Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 29g

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