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Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells

Creamy, sweet, and fun, Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells make a filling, nutrient-rich, vegetarian dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells
Servings: 9
Calories: 270kcal


  • 2 medium sweet potato
  • 12 ounce pasta shells, jumbo
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 cup ricotta cheese, part skim milk
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, raw
  • 1 medium lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Cook sweet potatoes in the oven for 50-60 minutes or place in the microwave for 8-10 minutes. Scrape the sweet potato into a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Let it cool to warm room temperature before using.
  • Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to package directions and drain.
  • Finely chop spinach. ┬áIn a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan , garlic, spinach, egg, salt and pepper, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir well.
  • Stuff the cooked pasta shells with the sweet potato/ricotta mixture and place them in a lightly greased 9X13-inch baking dish (depending on how full you fill the shells, you may not use all of them). Bake the shells for 18-20 minutes, until they are hot all the way through.
  • Serve with your favorite marinara or Alfredo sauce.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 412mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g