Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

I love having, healthy, quick and easy dinner time meals in my recipe box for my family. I call this my More Fun For Mom arsenal! How about you? This Spinach Stuffed Shell Recipe is one of my go to comfort food recipes. 

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Ingredients
24 jumbo pasta shells, uncooked
1 c. onion, finely chopped
2 10oz pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & well drained
3 T. olive oil
8 oz pkg. cream cheese softened
1 egg beaten
1 T. dried basil
3/4 t. garlic powder
1 1/2 t. onion powder
1/4 t. pepper
1 c. cottage cheese
2 T. plus 1 t. grated Parmesan cheese
2 26 oz jars pasta sauce
8 oz pkg shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
Cook pasta shells according to pkg. Drain. Meanwhile in a heavy skillet over med. heat, cook onion and spinach in olive oil for 10 min. or until onion is soft and translucent. Set aside. In a large bowl, blend together cream cheese  egg and seasonings; stir in cottage and Parmesan cheese. Add onion mixture; mix well. Gently spoon mixture into shells. Arrange shells in a 13" x 9" baking pan sprayed with non stick veg. spray. Spoon pasta sauce over shells, making sure all are covered. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Remove foil; sprinkle with mozz. cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 7-10 minutes, until cheese melts Bake 8-12 servings.

Kitchen Notes- I only had 1 pkg of spinach and it turned out fine. Instead of baking I added it to the crock pot for 2 hours. Tasted great and will make it again.

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4 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Pinned this from Diana Rambles! I am now following your blog too :-)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Susie,
These Shells do say comfort, they look awesome. Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Susie, this sounds terrific and easy. Thanks for linking up to my Tasty Thursdays party. This post will be FEATURED this week. A new party will be live tonight!! Thanks, Nichi www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Yummy!

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