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Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells

A savory delicious kosher Italian treat.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Kosher
Keyword: Noodles, pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 670kcal


  • 9x13 baking dish


  • 12 oz jumbo pasta shells
  • 4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder you can also use granulated garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese you can also use Romano cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 jar marinara sauce


  • Boil pasta for 9 minutes.
  • Mix together the ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ⅛ cup of parmesan cheese, frozen spinach, garlic powder, oregano, and beaten eggs.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Pour ⅓ of the jar of sauce into the baking dish.
  • Stuff the jumbo shells with the cheese filling. Place the shells into the baking dish.
  • Cover with the remainder of the jar of sauce, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella sauce.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.


Tips and Suggestions

  • Add 1 teaspoon of fennel seed to the filling to give it a meat filling flavor while remaining dairy and kosher.
  • Use 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to spice up your shells.
  • Use our alfredo sauce recipe instead of marinara sauce. Health disclaimer: Do not do this unless it will be your only meal that day. Great for fast breaking.
  • Substitute mix 1 cup of meatless crumblers ground beef substitute into the filling.
  • Add ¼ cup of mushrooms or diced fresh red peppers to the filling.
  • Use fresh basil instead of spinach in the cheese mixture.

Let us know if you come up with any interesting filling additions by leaving a comment in the comments section.


Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 781mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3091IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 631mg | Iron: 3mg