Delicious Stuffed Shells With Meat, Cheese And Spinach Recipe

This quick and easy recipe for Stuffed Shells with Meat, Cheese, and Spinach is a favorite Italian comfort food.


– 18 jumbo pasta shell – 1 pound ground beef or other ground meat – /4 cup whole milk ricotta – ▢1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well – 1 large egg – 2 teaspoons ground oregano – 3 cups homemade or store-bought marinara sauce – 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese – Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish


Heat the oven to 350°F. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil. Add shells and simmer for 9 minutes until al dente. Drain and rinse the shells with cool water, then set aside.  

Step 1

Cook ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking it apart with a spatula, until no longer pink. Move the ground beef to a bowl with a slotted spoon to cool.  

Step 2

After cooling the ground beef, mix in ricotta cheese, spinach, egg, oregano, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.  

Step 3

Fill a 10-inch pan or baking dish with half the tomato sauce.

Step 4

Place the shells in a baking dish in a single layer with the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the shells and the remaining sauce.

Step 5

Bake the shells for 25 minutes until the cheese melts and they start to crisp. Sprinkle Parmesan and basil over the shells before serving.  

Step 6

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