Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells recipe - rich and hearty pasta dish that's easy to make! Jumbo pasta shells filled with creamy ricotta and spinach filling baked with more cheese on top of hearty red sauce.
Course main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 396 kcal
Author Anna | Crunchy Creamy Sweet


  • 12 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 jar RAGU Homestyle sauce (I used Thick and Hearty Traditional)
  • 15 oz. whole-milk ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ad 1/2 cup fresh spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella for topping
  • chopped Italian parsley for garnish
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  1. Cook pasta shells according to instructions on the package. Drain, keep warm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Spread pasta sauce on the bottom of 13" x 9" baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg, garlic, seasoning, salt, pepper and chopped spinach.
  5. Fill each pasta shell with cheese filling and arrange in the sauce.
  6. Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese over each shell.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling on the edges.
  8. Let sit for 10 minutes in room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Potassium 206mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 15.4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 41.2%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.