Cooked stuffed shells garnished with spinach in a white dish on a wooden surface

Stuffed Shells

Classic Stuffed Shells combine the best parts of pasta with creamy ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and creamed spinach, smothered in marinara sauce.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, pasta, sauce, spinach
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 455kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 box jumbo shells
  • 1 pkg creamed spinach
  • 1 lb ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 24 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Boil the shells according to package
  • Cook the spinach according to package
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and pepper with the cooked spinach
  • Add 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce and stir
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Add a small layer of sauce to the bottom of 9×13 baking dish
  • Stuff shells with a scoop or two of the cheese mixture and place in the baking dish in a single layer
  • If you need more than one layer of shells, put some sauce in between layers
  • Cover the shells with the remaining sauce
  • Cover the baking dish with foil or an oven-safe lid
  • Bake 30-40 minutes then let cool for about 5 minutes before serving warm


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5160IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 2.6mg