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Stuffed Shells With Spinach And Ricotta

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Stuffed Shells With Spinach And Ricotta

This stuffed shells recipe with meat, spinach, and ricotta is the ultimate dinner recipe! Your family will be in heaven when they get a taste of this amazing dish. The noodles combined with the meat and cheese is out of this world. It’s so simple to make as well, just cook the noodles al dente before searing the ground beef and baking with the cheese and spinach! 

I love this stuffed shells recipe with meat, spinach, and ricotta so much! The flavors are spectacular and the entire recipe is perfect for the family. Some of my favorite shells to use include: San Giorgio Jumbo Shells – 12 oz, Ferrara Shells, Jumbo, Italian Style, DaVinci Jumbo Shells, 12 oz, and De Cecco Conchiglioni Rigati, 1 lb. 

This pasta dish takes 15 minutes to prep, 38 minutes to cook, and makes 4 heaping servings. It’s really delicious with some shredded Parmesan cheese and some dried parsley on top too! 

What ingredients do you need to make this stuffed shells recipe with meat, spinach, and ricotta?

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Jumbo Shell Pasta
  • 1 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 garlic, minced
  • 8 oz. Ricotta cheese
  • 2 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp salt for boiling noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for boiling noodles
  • 1 cup chopped spinach

Your family will adore this baked pasta dish!

Stuffed shells


How do you make this stuffed shells recipe with meat, spinach, and ricotta? 

Instructions

  • Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Put 1 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp olive oil in the boiling water before placing the jumbo pasta shells inside.
  • Boil for 6-8 minutes then transfer the shells from the water and put them on some paper towels to dry a bit.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cook the ground beef and in a large skillet on medium high heat
  • Stir and sauté in the garlic and all the seasonings plus the cornstarch for 10 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked.
  • Drain the excess fat and oil from the meat.
  • Stir in the ricotta cheese and spinach until thoroughly combined.
  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and pour the spaghetti sauce in the dish.
  • Start stuffing the cooked jumbo taco shells with the meat mixture and setting them face up inside the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the tops of all the shells.
  • Bake the shells for 20 minutes
  • Remove them from the oven and sprinkle on some dried parsley and Parmesan cheese before allowing them to rest for 10 minutes
  • Then serve the stuffed shells recipe with meat, spinach, and ricotta!
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Stuffed Shells

This is the best baked pasta recipe ever. Just wait until you have a taste of that’s creamy meaty stuffed shells dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, beef, easy recipe, family recipes, oven baked
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 360kcal
Author Anyreasonlife
Cost $7

Equipment

  • Standard baking dish for casseroles

Ingredients

  • 8 oz jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup Chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp Salt for boiling noodles
  • 1 tbsp oil For boiling noodles
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Black garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried dill

Instructions

  • Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. 
  • Put 1 tsp of salt and 1 tbsp olive oil in the boiling water before placing the jumbo pasta shells inside.
  • Boil for 6-8 minutes then transfer the shells from the water and put them on some paper towels to dry a bit. 
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F 
  • Cook the ground beef and in a large skillet on medium high heat
  • Stir and sauté in the garlic and all the seasonings plus the cornstarch for 10 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked.
  • Drain the excess fat and oil from the meat. 
  • Stir in the ricotta cheese and spinach until thoroughly combined. 
  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and pour the spaghetti sauce inside.
  • Start stuffing the cooked jumbo taco shells with the meat mixture and setting them face up inside the baking dish. 
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the tops of all the shells.
  • Bake the shells for 20 minutes 
  • Remove them from the oven and sprinkle on some dried parsley and Parmesan cheese before allowing them to rest for 10 minutes 
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