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Spinach Stuffed Shells

Have a picky eater who will not touch veggies? Try this recipe for Spinach Stuffed Shells and get kids to try spinach in a familiar dish. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spinach Stuffed Shells
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 495kcal
Author Vicky


  • 20 shells
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups marinara sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta shells in boiling water for 6-7 minutes. Remove, drain and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in saute pan and cook garlic and 4 cups of packed spinach (remove large stems) for a few minutes until the spinach starts to wilt.
  • Add the spinach and garlic mixture to a large bowl containing the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix until well combined.
  • Stuff the shells with the cheese and spinach mixture.
  • Spread ½ cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Add stuffed shells so you have four rows of five shells.
  • Top shells with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella and remaining 1 cup of marinara sauce.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 1541mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4135IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 590mg | Iron: 2.7mg