Even my 3 year old loved them! An 8-10oz package should replace the fresh spinach. I cant wait to try the recipe. Let me know how it turns out! Thank you so much sharing this genious recipe! It was less expensive so I went for it. I tried these stuffed shells tonight and they were amazing! Can’t wait to try! Thank you. I must try it! Regardless, can’t wait to try it tonight! It also works great with frozen, thawed spinach (squeezed dry). :). So glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed! Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe with Marinara. My family goes NUTS over them! Thanks, Kathleen! Whoops, so many typos! Easy and delicious. Less expensive than buying the ready made and a lot tastier. Oh, I love this!! I did however cut the parsley to one tablespoon and added one tablespoon of fresh chopped Greek oregano. (I maybe could have squeezed 2-3 more shells in there.) Another reviewer mentioned this too, so I would use a larger dish if you’re going to make this. These freeze really, really well so the leftovers will go into their freezer for their caregiver to warm up for them at a later date. I got RAVE reviews on these shells! This is a pasta bake that perfectly celebrates the season. I’ll definitely make it again. I loved those leafy greens. I made this today and really enjoyed it. Thanks! Can’t wait to make this again! I’ve made this twice and it’s now one of my favorite recipes. Even your non-cooking spouse could do it! And I was so thankful this recipe didn’t give me an anxiety attack or an aneurysm while making dinner for my kiddos… (which is what usually happens.) Or, you can even put it in your lunchbox, and it will fit perfectly. We love spinach, and the mixture works well in lasagna too. (And good to know about the substitution!). It’s size is reduced by half. Thanks, Beth! Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells 2 eggs, beaten 1 (32 ounce) container ricotta cheese 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 8 ounces grated Parmesan … amazing!! It tastes so good with crusty bread, hot sauce, and Italian salad. I don’t recommend trying this with stuffed shells. Ill keep doing it.Thks for this gorgeous receipe. Required fields are marked *. I don’t have fresh spinach, can I use frozen spinach? I especially love anything that I can make ahead of time and just pop in the oven when I need it. (and thank your boyfriend too!) I’m thinking of cooking it in a pan with a little onion before adding it to the mixture. If she is allergic, simply omit the egg and continue with the rest of the recipe – no water needed. I also counted the shells in that original 8×8 and there were 16, so 16 does fit well in an 8×8. Great leftovers too. Let me know what you end up making, and enjoy your dinner party!! Making Ricotta Stuffed Shells is so easy. Completely void of elegance. Stuff the cooked pasta shells with the beef and ricotta filling. I’ve made this recipe several times and it is delicious! Thanks for your help! Or can’t/is allergic to eggs? I cooked them the day prior and I believe this made them easier to fill. I just made this. In this spinach and ricotta stuffed shells recipe, we combine quick sauteed spinach with creamy ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, all tucked in to extra-large pasta shells and baked to bubbly goodness. I’ve just made this recipie and it was delicious. The really great part is how easy it is to put together ahead of time, have everything cleaned up and just pop in the oven before all ready to go. I didn’t have fresh basil in the house so I used dried but otherwise, pretty much followed the recipe as written. Everyone in my family of meat eaters love and request this meatless meal! Thank you! Very good. I'm Laura, the food-obsessed cook, writer, and photographer behind Fork Knife Swoon, where you'll find mostly sweet, seasonal recipes and stories from my Northern Virginia kitchen. Thanks for sharing!! Hi! Amazing! I'm going to try this home made sauce next time – it sounds great! Hope you and your wife enjoy! So I pureed all the stuffing items (because I hadn’t chopped the spinach before cooking). The first time i made this i used store brand marinara and this time i used Simply Ragu. Hope you enjoy! As in everything Italian; it’s all about the sauce when flavor is what your pallet is going for. Highly recommend!! That was a nice Plus! added an indian kick to it by adding jalapeno and my mom said shes so proud of what i created!! I doubled the recipe, used fresh spinach, and prepped the filling the day before I assembled and baked the shells which made Christmas day easy breezy. I’m so glad I stumbled across it! (See no-boil instructions in notes.). I used Greek basil from my garden instead, which add a warm, spicy kick to the basil flavor that’s similar to nutmeg or cloves. We loved it! Oh my – absolutely delicious and very easy to make. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, pumpkin, Parmesan, and spices. Lately, we’ve been loving a baby spinach/cucumber/feta/kalamata olive combo. All I can say is ‘YUM!” I found this recipe on Pinterest and my husband and I absolutely loved it! BOOM. Yum! So good!!! Inside of using bottle sauce, yuck, I made Giada’s marinara sauce. For the meat eaters I put a couple of bags of Trader Joe’s Italian style meatballs in the crockpot with more of the marina sauce in the morning. I’d just be sure to cut the broccoli pretty small. I didn’t precook the shells either. I will have two trays on the sternos and of course I’m afraid of it drying out. Turned out great both times. I’ve been looking at other recipes for Stuffed Shells that use the jumbo pasta shells and they mostly say to use a 13 x 9. Will be making this again and again! Thanks again! So happy to hear it’s a family fave . Used the ingredients as listed but winged the measurements. I don’t understand the following: “The spinach should be reduced by half.” The amount? This was very simple to make and turned out delicious! I used an Italian blend bag of cheese and it worked out perfect. I made this recipe, and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for letting me know, Julie! Thank you for this recipe Laura. Super easy, they’re in the oven right now! I’m open to any ideas to adding sausage … but not too much since I like this dish the way it is! Soon! Prep the pasta: Preheat the oven to 400F. Made it exactly as written, except added 1/2 lb ground beef to the cheese mixture (cooked it with the chopped spinach.) Great recipe for one of my favorites growing up!! It makes me so happy when I try a new recipe and it turns out even better then expected. I usually recommend freezing beforehand. It did take me a bit longer to make since you need to stuff individual shells but it was delicious. . I’m not the best cook but this is a very easy recipe to follow. Thanks, Amber! Hi Casey! ©2010 — 2020 A Spicy Perspective. The filling can also be made ahead of time, on its own. They do! It is just as good advice 20 years ago and very filling too! These easy stuffed shells … Growing up, I was one of those bizarre children who actually liked eating vegetables. This Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe is easy to freeze. Thank you, Nora! I love simple dishes like this! These vegan butternut squash stuffed shells are bursting with creamy dairy-free tofu ricotta and spinach and baked in a velvety smooth and cheesy butternut squash alfredo sauce. I will be making these for our Italian Christmas Eve celebration at my parents house on Tuesday. Me and my husband loved this recipe. When your ready to use them, you can thaw and bake each dish for 25-30 minutes, or place the frozen dish in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. I made it for dinner today and it came out amazing. Will make again soon! At what temp do you cook it at? I followed this recipe, but instead of replacing the ricotta – I just add some additional cottage cheese! I did add extra spinach, extra fresh basil and a pinch of nutmeg as one reviewer suggested. Crap. Oops! I tripled it and used more garlic, it was amazing. Amazing!! How could I make it light? I haven’t made stuffed spinach in 20 years! I used a whole jar of sauce and a 16 ounce container of ricotta, and this yielded about 20 or so stuffed shells. This was easy, very easy but more importantly it’s really good. Do I make it now and freeze it until Saturday morning then bake? It’s one of our favorites…. Half the family liked it better, half did not. I’m very anxious to make this dish. Thank you for this family favorite recipe. Do not copy or publish A Spicy Perspective content without prior consent. Thanks so much, Sue!! Wow! Great recipe. I added a bit of sausage and cherry tomatoes that I had in the fridge. To make Crockpot Stuffed Shells, you do need to boil or soak the pasta as directed. Thanks for the great recipe . So glad I found it online and it will be a family recipe for life! Nov 22, 2020 - Explore Colby Wilson's board "Ricotta stuffed shells" on Pinterest. I do have one question though: What is a good side dish to go along with these shells? I always have s dozen frozen for a quick meal. Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells kareKaren in the Kitchen spaghetti sauce, ground nutmeg, large egg, fresh basil, salt and 5 more Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Shells A Big Bear's Wife See more ideas about recipes, food, cooking recipes. Yes, you could absolutely add ground beef, just be sure it’s fully cooked and slightly cooled before adding it to the filling/shells. Thank you for your recipe!!!!!!!! Thanks, Elena! My family loved it. Plus, our Easy Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe is quick to make. I cooked it today without mozzarella cheese (wasn’t at home) and it was super super delicious!! Every time! Delicious, I am a man therefore lazy/looking for simplified processes. I was thinking of thawing and draining it, then sautéing it as per your recipe…. So glad you all loved the recipe! . If you’re freezing leftovers or the premade dish (with the sauce), simply cover with foil and bake at 375. Drain and set aside. I bought a big loaf and shredded myself. Thank you so much for a happy vegetarian meal (with spinach, even) that everyone enjoys. One of the few meatless meals my bf loves!! Many thanks for the tasty recipe! Filled with sweet spring zucchini, late season lemon and light ricotta the pasta shells avoid being heavy and are fresh and light. Delicious!! I don’t usually LIKE Italian style food, but the use of basil instead of oregano pursueded ne to try it. 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