Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells


– 1 box jumbo pasta shells
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 cups ricotta cheese
– 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1 egg, lightly beaten
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon dried basil
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
– 3 cups marinara sauce


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Cook the jumbo pasta shells according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
4. Stir in the thawed and drained spinach until evenly distributed.
5. Spread 1 cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
6. Stuff each cooked pasta shell with the cheese and spinach mixture and place them in the baking dish.
7. Pour the remaining marinara sauce over the stuffed shells and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
8. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
10. Let the dish cool for a few minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes
Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 6 servings
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