Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells Magnificent jumbo pasta shells stuffed to bursting with cheesy spinach filling.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 1 hr

    TOTAL : 1 hr 20 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, gently place pasta shells in boiling water; bring water back to boil. Cook until noodles are just tender; drain well.

  • Squeeze spinach dry. Combine spinach, ricotta, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, fennel, basil and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.

  • Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce evenly over the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.

  • Fill each pasta shell with the spinach cheese mixture. Arrange the shells, filling side up in the baking dish. Spoon remaining marinara sauce over the shells. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the shells.

  • Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven until heated through; about 30 minutes.

Per Serving: 703 calories; protein 33g; carbohydrates 94.9g; fat 21.3g; cholesterol 59.4mg; sodium 1004mg.