Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe: Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells are an easy, delicious, and warm dinner. Make them today!

  • Author: Sift
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1h 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free



For the recipe to my homemade tomato sauce, click here.

I was finally able to find gluten free shells that are big enough to stuff! It may go down as one of the most thrilling days of my life. To order them, click here. This recipe calls for around 1 box- you will have a few extra that you can munch on.

  1. 2 cups ricotta
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  4. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  5. 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder (Amanda’s recipe calls for 1/4 tsp but I really like garlic)
  7. 1/2 tsp onion powder (Again, Amanda’s calls for 1/4 but I upped mine. It is your call!)
  8. 10 oz frozen spinach (1 1/4 cup)
  9. Tomato Sauce! * See above


  1. Set your oven to 350°F. Make sure your oven rack is in the middle of your oven. While the oven is warming up, make the tomato sauce.
  2. While the tomato sauce is breaking down, boil water with a lot of salt. Once it reaches a boil, cook your shells according to the package. You will be baking them afterwards, so, you do not need to fully cook them. Once the pasta sauce is made, line the bottom of a 9×12 baking dish with the sauce.
  3. In a bowl, mix together your ricotta cheese, parmesan, egg, and spinach. Add in your spices and mix again. Take the shells and spoon in the filling. Make sure to be careful. Place them face up in the in your baking dish. Cover with mozzarella and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes with the foil on. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes without foil. When you remove from the oven, allow it to sit for a few minutes as it will be hot. I like to add a bit more parmesan on top, and then eat!

Keywords: Spinach Stuffed Shells, Stuffed Shells Pasta Recipe, Ricotta Stuffed Shells

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