Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spinach-and-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

This is totally my husband's kinda dinner right here. We love it. Hope you do too! This one is taken from my All You magazine (again) and my additions are in red font. ENJOY!
  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 15-oz. container ricotta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 26-oz. jar spaghetti sauce


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta shells according to package label directions; drain and set aside to cool...or to speed up you cool time, run cold water over the cooked shells in a strainer basket. (this is also a good way to defrost your spinach if you forgot to put it in the fridge prior to making dinner...not that I would ever do anything like that...okay, maybe just once) ;0) While pasta cooks, in a large bowl, stir together ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, egg, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and nutmeg.

2. Spread 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce over bottom of baking dish. Stuff shells with cheese-and-spinach mixture and place in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.

3. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake about 10 minutes longer, until bubbly and cheese begins to brown.

1 comment:

Whitney said...

YUM, this sounds and looks so good. Thanks! :o)