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Overhead photo of easy spinach stuffed shells in a white dish on a wooden board
Easy Spinach Stuffed Shells
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A classic Italian comfort food dish, these Easy Spinach Stuffed Shells never fail to disappoint!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Comfort Food
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 450 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 12-oz. package jumbo shells
  • 4 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, finely shredded, divided
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 15 oz. fresh baby spinach leaves, steamed until wilted and then squeezed dry and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, if desired for spice
  • 3 cups marinara sauce, fresh or jarred
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  3. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, oregano, spinach, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

  4. In a 13x9-inch baking dish or large casserole dish, spread about 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce. Fill each of the cooked shells evenly with the ricotta mixture. Place 15 of the stuffed shells into the prepared dish. Top with half of the remaining marinara sauce. Top with remaining 15 shells and then top with remainder of marinara. Sprinkle with remaining one cup of shredded mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes or until shells look bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Spinach Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 157mg52%
Sodium 1234mg54%
Potassium 819mg23%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 6610IU132%
Vitamin C 24.1mg29%
Calcium 711mg71%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.