ricotta and spinach stuffed shells

2 May

Ahhh! Life has been so busy lately! Definitely a good thing, but I seem to have neglected my sweet little blog. Must. Get. Better!

Today I’m sharing a super easy recipe for Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells. Charlie said that they are “f-cking good”…so, there’s that.

Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells

15-20 jumbo shells, cooked according to the package and rinsed in cool water

1 15 oz. container of part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup of chopped spinach

1 jar of pasta sauce

1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

2 eggs, slightly beaten

salt & pepper

chopped basil

a few pinches of Italian dressing mix (probably optional, but I like the taste)

1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. While it’s warming up, mix the ricotta cheese and the eggs in a medium sized bowl. Add the mozzarella, Italian dressing mix, salt & pepper, and chopped spinach. Mix, mix, mix!

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Pour a layer of pasta sauce into the bottom of an oven-safe baking dish. Scoop a heaping spoonful of the ricotta mixture into each shell and place it on top of the pasta sauce.

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Once you’ve filled all of your shells, spoon some pasta sauce over the top of the shells and cover with the Parmesan cheese.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until warm. Top with some more Parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “ricotta and spinach stuffed shells”

  1. MICHELE May 2, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Hi Trystan! OK…we really liked the Italian Crockpot Chicken – Lee went for the leftover steak sandwiches in a big way and now I am going to try the stuffed shells tomorrow…I’ll let you know the verdict. I really like this blog by the way – so entertaining and full of good stuff!!!! – Aunt Michele

    • sequinsscribblesandsuccotash May 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      Ahh yay! I’m so glad you guys have been trying (and liking) these! My recipes aren’t anything too fancy but they get the job done!! Love ya’ll!

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