Classic Stuffed Shells Recipe

Classic Stuffed Shells Recipe

How To Make Classic Stuffed Shells

You only need a few ingredients to enjoy these stuffed shells – cheese, marinara sauce, and Italian seasoning. Read on and discover how to make a classic!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 38 minutes
Total: 53 minutes



  • 24pasta shells,jumbo
  • 2cupsricotta cheese
  • ½cupspinach
  • cupParmesan cheese
  • 1egg
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspdried parsley
  • ¼tspdried basil
  • ¼tspdried oregano
  • pinchblack pepper
  • cupsmarinara sauce,divided
  • 1cupmozzarella cheese,shredded


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil. Add pasta shells, reduce to a low boil, and cook just until al dente. Drain, and cool immediately by running under cold water.

  2. Stir together the Ricotta, spinach, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, parsley, basil, oregano, and pepper. Place in a piping bag or large zippered bag and snip the end off.

  3. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1 cup of marinara sauce in the bottom.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  5. Divide ricotta mixture evenly between shells and place in the prepared pan.

  6. Top with remaining marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and 2 tablespoons of additional Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly at the edges and cheese is melted. Serve.


  • Calories: 630.72kcal
  • Fat: 26.91g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.57g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.13g
  • Fiber: 4.47g
  • Sugar: 8.62g
  • Protein: 33.02g
  • Cholesterol: 115.19mg
  • Sodium: 968.13mg
  • Calcium: 574.36mg
  • Potassium: 666.74mg
  • Iron: 2.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 261.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.96mg
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