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Easy Stuffed Pasta Shells


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Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) light spaghetti or pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) large pasta shells, uncooked


  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, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, oregano, and pepper to the spinach. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Add water and stir to mix.
  5. Spoon about 3 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.


Try this recipe for a potluck or make ahead dinner. If desired, refrigerate the ready to bake casserole for up to 1 day before baking.

Use a reduced sodium spaghetti sauce to lower the sodium.

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings Per Container
Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 550mg
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars
Protein 14g

Vitamin D 0.1mcg
Calcium 248mg
Iron 2.4mg
Potassium 424mg

* 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 avaliable for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.