Cheesy Stuffed Pasta Shells

Cheesy Stuffed Pasta Shells

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: Serves 4 people

Blended cheeses and spinach helps deliver an Italian favorite. Cheesy Stuffed Pasta Shells make a beautiful presentation for dinner.

Ingredients

  • 12 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1, 14-ounce jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of light ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces of non-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) of pre-packaged, shredded, blended Italian cheese
  • 1/2 cup of frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of additional blended Italian cheese

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta shells according to the package directions. Drain and set to the side.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread 1 cup of the marinara sauce on the bottom of a 12-by-8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, shredded cheese, spinach, garlic, salt and pepper and mix together well.
  4. Fill each cooked shell with about 2 heaping tablespoons of your mixture. Place each shell in the baking dish.
  5. Spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the shells and sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese.
  6. Cover the shells with foil that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake until heated through, or about 25-30 minutes.

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