Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells | Italian Classic



Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells | Italian Classic

Picture this: a cozy Italian kitchen, the aroma of fresh herbs, and the anticipation of a classic dish. Our Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells are a testament to the heartiness of Italian cuisine, a comforting blend of flavors that transcends generations.

Ingredients

  • 1 box jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta shells according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, chopped spinach, beaten egg, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Stuff each pasta shell with the ricotta mixture and place in a baking dish.
  5. Pour marinara sauce over the stuffed shells and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and serve hot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Indulge in the richness of Italian flavors with these Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Each bite is a delightful combination of creamy ricotta, savory spinach, and the perfect blend of spices. This classic dish is not just a meal; it’s a journey to the heart of Italy, right at your dinner table.

Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 350 | Protein – 18g | Carbohydrates – 25g | Fat – 20g

Make these stuffed shells a staple in your family gatherings, and watch as the tradition of good food continues to flourish. From our kitchen to yours, enjoy the timeless joy of Italian cooking!

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