Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta

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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta shells is easy to prepare pasta casserole. Great for potlucks and weeknight dinners, this recipe is easy to prepare and economical.

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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta shells are bursting with a spinach and cheese mixture. Adding spinach to these cute shells is a great way to sneak vegetables in your children’s diet… or your husband or yourself! We can all use a few more veggies, #AmIRight?

The shells rest on a bed of store-bought spaghetti sauce. If you have a world-famous tomato sauce, please feel free to substitute it. (For stuffed shells in white sauce, try this recipe.)

Topping this Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta is mozzarella cheese. Baked until the mozzarella is melted and gooey, this is comfort food at its finest!

This pasta is a hearty yet meatless meal and is very easy to make.


The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and save the recipe to your personal and private recipe box right here on Call Me PMc. This way you’ll never misplace it.

  • 8 ounces large pasta shells or manicotti, cooked al denta
  • 1 pkg frozen spinach thawed and drained well
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella shredded
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 26 ounces pasta sauce
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta recipe

Tips and more

  1. Slightly undercook your pasta shells. They will cook more in the oven.
  2. Use your favorite spaghetti sauce, whether that’s store-bought or homemade. Find my Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce here. 
  3. Squeeze as much of the liquid out of the spinach as you can. I use paper towels.
  4. I highly recommend using freshly grated Parmesan cheese in all your recipes! That pre-shredded Parmesan is not as flavorful as if you grate it yourself.
  5. You can also add cooked chicken or Italian sausage to your spinach and cheese mixture!

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cheese stuffed shells

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta

Pasta is comfort food at it’s best. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta is no exception. These jumbo pasta shells sits on tomato sauce and is filled with a spinach and cheese mixture. Add more cheese to the top and bake until heated through.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings


  • 8 ounces large pasta shells or manicotti, cooked al denta
  • 1 pkg frozen spinach thawed and drained well
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella shredded
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 26 ounces pasta sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta and drain.
  • While pasta is cooking mix spinach, ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, parmesan, and egg; mix well. Stuff the mixture into the shells. Spread half the pasta sauce in the bottom of the 9 x 13-inch casserole dish.
  • Arrange stuffed pasta over the sauce and spoon the remaining sauce on top. Cover with foil and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until hot. Remove the foil, sprinkle the last cup of grated mozzarella over the sauce, and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5153IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 439mg | Iron: 3mg
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  2. 5 stars
    Lovely dinner idea. Looks really delicious. I can’t wait o make this for my familly.

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