Stuffed Pasta Shells

An easy dish to make but so, so good and fairly healthy for you. The four main ingredients include pasta, cheese, spinach and sauce. It’s a simple meal that will also impress. Hope someone out there tries it. I would love to hear from you.


1 box Jumbo pasta shells

2, 500g Ricotta cheese

3/4 cup spinach, drain if frozenECFA17BB-6D32-4AC3-9E59-FB1029CA24D6

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 cups or so Mozzarella cheese, be generous

1 jar favourite Tomato sauce

Black pepper to taste

Dry Basil to taste

Salt, pinch

Fresh Basil for garnish

Olive oil


  1. Boil large pot of water. Add pinch of salt.
  2. Add large pasta shells to water and cook al dente, approx. 15 min.
  3. Drain pasta and add a touch of olive oil so pasta does not stick.
  4. While pasta is cooling add Ricotta, parmesan, spinach, pepper and basil to large bowl and mix.
  5. Stuff pasta with cheese mixture, one shell at a time.
  6. Add a bit of sauce to the bottom of a baking dish and then place stuffed shells on bottom in rows, close together.
  7. Top with rest of sauce so pasta is covered.
  8. Add a generous layer of mozzarella cheese and top with pepper and basil.
  9. Cook at 350 degrees C for about 45 minutes or until bubbly. Add fresh 🌿 basil for garnish.

Mangia ! (serves 4-5)619B6BD2-A9A3-4B47-B85A-6A3ECBD05107


3 thoughts on “Stuffed Pasta Shells

  1. So Cathy I made this… and added some homemade pesto to the filling (I had the pesto in the freezer) and it was definitely delicious!!


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