Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Last week I decided to try out my spinach & cheese filling on Jumbo pasta shells.  It’s basically the same recipe I use for my Yummy Spinach & Cheese Pasta Rolls, but I used Ricotta Cheese instead of cottage cheese.

The stuffed shells go great with garlic bread or garlic knots.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

10 Jumbo Pasta Shells
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach – thawed
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup shredded fresh Parmesan Cheese
1 tbls. garlic powder
1 tsp. crushed red peppers
1/2 bottle of Pasta Sauce any flavor

Directions:

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Cook Pasta Shells according to the box directions.  Drain and place on clean surface.

Drain thawed spinach – squeeze as much as the water out

Add Ricotta Cheese, 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Powder and Crushed pepper to spinach.  Mix well.

Separate spinach mixture into 10 equal portions.

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Carefully spoon each portion into each shell

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Place stuffed shells into an oven proof baking dish

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Pour Pasta Sauce over shells; sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella Cheese

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Bake in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Don’t over cook the shell edges will become hard.

Serve hot with garlic bread or garlic knots.

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 30 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Cook Pasta Shells according to the box directions. Drain and place on clean surface.
  2. Drain thawed spinach - squeeze as much as the water out
  3. Add Ricotta Cheese, 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Powder and Crushed pepper to spinach. Mix well.
  4. Separate spinach mixture into 10 equal portions.
  5. Carefully spoon each portion into each shell
  6. Place stuffed shells into an oven proof baking dish
  7. Pour Pasta Sauce over shells; sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella Cheese
  8. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Don't over cook the shell edges will become hard.
  9. Serve hot with garlic bread or garlic knots.
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Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

If you’re looking for something easy to make for dinner this is the dish for you.  It’s yummy, filling, and most importantly so easy to make.  You can prepare it in advance, store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it.  In thirty minutes you’ll have a delicious meal on your table.

I usually serve it with a basket of my fresh hot garlic knots.  The family loves it!

 

 

 

 

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1 can Rotel – hot or mild

1 jar Ragu – any flavor

1 cup mozzarella cheese

1 tbls. minced garlic

1 tbls. olive oil

1 cup ricotta cheese

16 large pasta shells

Directions:

1.  Prepare pasta shells according to directions

2.  Heat olive oil in a pan.

3.  Saute garlic in pan.

4.  Add ground beef.  Cook until done, meat should be crumbly.

5.  Add Rotel.  Mix well.

6.  Remove from heat and stir in ricotta cheese.

7.  Divide meat mixture evenly between the cooked pasta shells.  Stuff them into the shells gently with a spoon.

8.  Place stuffed shells onto a 9×12 baking pan or casserole.

9.  Pour Ragu sauce over all the shells.

10.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce.

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells

11.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starts to brown.

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells
If making this dish in advance put everything except the mozzarella cheese into the casserole, cover and store in the fridge.  Sprinkle the cheese just before you bake it.  Refrigerated shells will take about 10-15 minutes longer to bake.
Store leftover shells in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.  Reheat in the microwave.
Bon Apetito!

 

Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Beefy Stuffed Pasta Shells
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta shells according to directions
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  3. Saute garlic in pan.
  4. Add ground beef. Cook until done, meat should be crumbly.
  5. Add Rotel. Mix well.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in ricotta cheese.
  7. Divide meat mixture evenly between the cooked pasta shells. Stuff them into the shells gently with a spoon.
  8. Place stuffed shells onto a 9x12 baking pan or casserole.
  9. Pour Ragu sauce over all the shells.
  10. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce.
  11. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starts to brown.
  12. If making this dish in advance put everything except the mozzarella cheese into the casserole, cover and store in the fridge. Sprinkle the cheese just before you bake it. Refrigerated shells will take about 10-15 minutes longer to bake.
  13. Store leftover shells in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave.
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