A super filling, healthy, quick & easy to prepare dish perfect for any time of year: Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells! A pasta recipe to print & save forever!

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

In search of a super filling, healthy, quick and easy to prepare dish perfect for any time of the year? How about Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells! A pasta recipe to print and save forever!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 456 kcal


  • 16 large shells
  • 3 small shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups ricotta
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Bring about 3 liters of water to the boil in a big pot.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  4. Peel and finely chop shallots and garlic. Set aside.
  5. Wash and deseed zucchini by using a spoon and spooning out the seeds, then dice into pinky finger nail small pieces.
  6. Add a dollop of olive oil to pan and then add chopped shallots and garlic. Sauté until translucent.
  7. The water should now be boiling, add shells to boiling water and stir every once in a while to avoid sticking together. Cook as long as instructed on package (usually 10 minutes).
  8. Add ricotta, parmesan, cream, salt and pepper to pan mix well and bring to the boil. Once boiling remove one cup of the sauce and pour onto the bottom of a ovenproof dish.
  9. Add zucchini and spinach to pan and cook for about 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  10. Drain shells and immediately rinse with cold water to avoid from sticking together.
  11. Fill shells with filling by holding in one hand and filling with a spoon and then place on the ricotta sauce layer in the ovenproof dish.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes.
  13. While shells are baking, deseed tomato and cut into small cubes.
  14. Decorate shells with cubes and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 1273mg 53%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 84.2%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 61.8%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.