Italian Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

spinach stuffed shellsRicotta cheese tastes wonderful in many Italian recipes ranging from lasagna to ricotta cheesecake. The richness of ricotta is from the density and high fat content. Fortunately, there are part skim varieties that can help cut the fat in your recipes. To further reduce your fat intake, spinach is a tasty addition that will add a whole lot of flavor! Read on for directions and the ingredient list of this Italian spinach and ricotta stuffed shells recipe.


* 1 Box Jumbo stuffed shells
* 2 Bags fresh spinach, washed
* 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup low fat mozzarella cheese
* 1/2 cup marinara


1. Cook the shells according to directions. While the shells are cooking, prepare a pot of boiling water for the spinach. Remove the stems, then bring the water to a boil. Boil the spinach for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.

2. Combine the ricotta, salt, and cooked spinach in a bowl. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. In a large glass baking pan, arrange the shells. Fill each shell generously with the ricotta-spinach mixture. Top with the marinara and then mozzarella cheese.

3. Bake the shells for approximately 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.