Stuffed Pasta Shells

Serves

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8

Cost/Serving

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$1.35

Serving Size: 3 shells

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti or pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 24 large pasta shells, uncooked

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a 13"x 9"x 2" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Drain spinach by placing in a colander set over the sink or in a bowl. Press with a spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Place spinach in medium bowl.
  3. Add the cottage cheese and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese to the spinach. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Add water and stir to mix.
  5. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each uncooked pasta shell. Arrange shells in a single layer over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce.
  7. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour or until shells are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Tips

Make this recipe ahead. Complete steps 1-6, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to 1 day before baking.

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings
Serving Size: 3 shells

Amount Per Serving

Calories 270


 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 2.5g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
 
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 640mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Total Sugars 9g
 
Added Sugars
NA*
Protein 16g
 

Vitamin D 0mcg
0%
Calcium 233mg
20%
Iron 2 mg
10%
Potassium 461mg
10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently available for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.