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Cheesy Stuffed Shells in a baking dish with a serving spoon digging in.

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Cheesy Stuffed Shells are a mouthwatering dinner that both vegetarians and omnivores will love. 

Large al dente pasta shells are stuffed with a creamy spinach and cheese mixture. Layer the shells in a baking dish with marinara, top with more cheese, and bake the dish until bubbly. 

This comforting Italian dinner is super simple to make, with only six ingredients + seasonings. It’s perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a date night. Plus, the leftovers reheat wonderfully.

And honestly, you just can’t go wrong with a dish of gooey, melty cheese.


  • 12 oz jumbo shells
  • 32 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese, shredded
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and drained well
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Cook the jumbo shells to al dente according to package instructions. Drain and allow to cool to be able to touch. 
  3. Prepare the ricotta cheese filling in a bowl by combining the ricotta cheese, asiago, spinach, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour the marinara into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish or a 3 1/2 quart baking dish. 
  4. Gently stuff the cooked shells with about 2 tablespoons each of the filling and place the opening side up in the prepared baking dish. Continue until all the shells are stuffed. 
  5. Spread the mozzarella cheese over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Enjoy!


  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 477
  • Sugar: 9.2g
  • Fat: 21.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.8g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 30.5g

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