Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells | Italian Classic
Picture this: a cozy Italian kitchen, the aroma of fresh herbs, and the anticipation of a classic dish. Our Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells are a testament to the heartiness of Italian cuisine, a comforting blend of flavors that transcends generations.
- 1 box jumbo pasta shells
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups marinara sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cook the pasta shells according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, chopped spinach, beaten egg, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Stuff each pasta shell with the ricotta mixture and place in a baking dish.
- Pour marinara sauce over the stuffed shells and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and serve hot.
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Indulge in the richness of Italian flavors with these Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Each bite is a delightful combination of creamy ricotta, savory spinach, and the perfect blend of spices. This classic dish is not just a meal; it’s a journey to the heart of Italy, right at your dinner table.
Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 350 | Protein – 18g | Carbohydrates – 25g | Fat – 20g
Make these stuffed shells a staple in your family gatherings, and watch as the tradition of good food continues to flourish. From our kitchen to yours, enjoy the timeless joy of Italian cooking!