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Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

These Spinach Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce are the perfect weeknight dinner. Made with pantry staples, this one needs to be on your meal rotation!
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, spinach, easy dinner, easy dinner recipe, weeknight recipe, stuffed shells recipe, family recipe, homemade dinners
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 270kcal


  • 1 box shells I don't usually use all of them--12-20 are adequate for a large pyrex
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup Nancy's cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese optional
  • 2-3 cups chunky marinara sauce
  • shredded cheese to top


  • 1. Cook noodles 2 minutes under package directions so they are flexible but not quite al dente.2. Mix filling ingredients together.3. Stuff shells with mixture.4. Add a layer of sauce to the bottom of the pan to prevent burning. Add shells and top with remaining sauce.5. Add shredded cheese to the top of sauce. Cover in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.6. Serve hot and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1543mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g