Spinach and Ricotta-Stuffed Shells

March 12, 2012

Author Notes: This is simple and tasty, perfect for when you are pinched for time.agadamaam

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 20 jumbo pasta shells (about half a 12-ounce box)
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 2 15-ounce containers ricotta
  • 2 cups cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella (4 ounces)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 Clove of garlic, minced
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  2. Spread the marinara sauce in the bottom of a large broilerproof baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, garlic, Parmesan, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Spoon the mixture into the shells and place them on top of the sauce.
  4. Set an oven rack to the highest position and heat oven to 400° F.
  5. Sprinkle the shells with the mozzarella and bake until heated through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Increase heat to broil. Broil the shells until cheese begins to brown, 2 to 5 minutes.

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