Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Recipe source: Bon Appetit

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed

  • 15

    ounces ricotta cheese

  • 1

    cup (about 4 ounces) grated Parmesan

  • 2

    tablespoons fennel seeds

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried, crumbled

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 1/2

    cups purchased marinara or spaghetti sauce

  • 32

    jumbo pasta shells, freshly cooked

Directions

1. Squeeze spinach dry. Transfer spinach to large bowl. Add ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, fennel, basil and garlic to bowl. Season mixture with salt and pepper; blend. 2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spoon 1/2 cup marinara sauce evenly over bottom of 9x13x2-inch baking dish. Fill each pasta shell with spinach mixture. Place shells, filling side up, in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Cover loosely with foil and bake until heated through, about 30 minutes. Serve, passing additional Parmesan separately.

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