Stuffed Shells

spinach and cheese stuffed shells with basil

5 from 3 reviews

These spinach and cheese stuffed shells are a cheese lovers dream! With 3 cheeses, spinach, and delicious aromatics, this stuffed shells recipe is the perfect vegetarian family meal.




  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large pot cook jumbo shells according to package instruction to al dente (don’t over cook or they will break when filling)
  3. In a skillet heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat, add garlic and cook till fragrant about a minute. Add in chopped spinach, fresh ground pepper, salt, and sauté till spinach begins to wilt. About 2-3 min.
  4. In a large bowl add spinach mixture, cheeses, egg, basil, red pepper flakes and mix together.
  5. Using a ziplock bag as a piping bag or a spoon, stuff all the shells with mixture, top with remaining Parmesan
  6. In a glass baking dish spread red sauce on the bottom evenly
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and low broil until cheese begins to bubble and brown. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.


Keywords: stuffed shells, spinach, ricotta, Italian, pasta, vegetarian