Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta, a delicious vegetarian dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes. Super easy to make, with only a few ingredients.

Overhead shot of a white plate with 5 stuffed pasta shells

With only about a week left to Christmas, a small break from all the frantic preparation is so welcomed.

And when everything else fails, what can be better to cheer one up than a nice bowl of pasta. The dish that is always associated with filling, tasty, cheap food that brings comfort and joy.

If you want to try something different though, how about these stuffed pasta shells with ricotta and spinach? I can guarantee you that they are as easy to make as your usual simple pasta dishes.

Yet, it’s a fancy-looking pasta dish that can be prepared for guests too, and that without breaking the bank.

Don’t you just love recipes with just a few ingredients? I surely do, especially when they don’t involve ingredients that you don’t usually use and may end up on your kitchen shelf not to be used again for the forseeable future.

If money-wasting is not your thing, then these stuffed shells will make their way on your weekly dinner menu for sure.

Collage of 2 photos to show how to make Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta

I can harldy think of any tips to make these easy stuffed shells easier. Because all you have to do is cook the pasta, mix the ricotta with the thawed spinach and an egg, fill the pasta shells up, sprinkle some cheese and tomato sauce over, and they are ready to go in the oven.

With the ingredients I used you can make two good portions, so perhaps even a romantic dinner for two?

No one needs to know you didn’t have to slave away for hours in the kitchen to impress your better half. And even an absolute beginner in the kitchen can prepare these spinach and ricotta stuffed shells without any difficulty.

If you are a meat lover and would rather have a nice meaty pasta dish, you can use any minced meat of your choice.

Do cook it before stuffing the shells though, as the pasta doesn’t need more than 10-15 minutes in the oven for the cheese to melt.

And there you have, a fabulous pasta recipe for the whole family to enjoy. Looking for more ridiculously easy pasta recipes for dinner? How about my Easy Bacon Carbonara Pasta Recipe? Ready in only 15 minutes, or even less.

Overhead shot of a dish of Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta

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Overhead shot of a white plate with stuffed pasta shells
Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta, a delicious vegetarian dinner for the whole family. Super easy to make, with only a few ingredients.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta dinner ideas
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 821 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 cups jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach (thawed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the pasta shells according to the packet instructions.

  2. In a bowl, mix the egg, ricotta, and thawed spinach, and season well with salt and pepper.

  3. When the pasta shells are cooked, spread half of the tomato sauce on a baking dish (or 2 depending on the dish size), stuff each shell with the ricotta mixture, then add the remaining tomato sauce and sprinkle the grated cheese over.

  4. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  5. Serve hot!

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Pasta Shells with Spinach and Ricotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 821 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 236mg 79%
Sodium 766mg 32%
Potassium 787mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 126.7%
Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 79.6%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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