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45 mins

Comfort food at it's very best.
These spinach and cheese stuffed shells are a flavorful and colorful meal that is easily tweakable to your liking. Simple enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough to serve to company :)

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  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta shells and cook according to package directions, or your preference.

  • Step 2

    Rinse spinach and leave it wet. Place wet spinach in a saucepan, cover, and heat on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until spinach has cooked down and wilted. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add spinach and stir to coat. Cook for about 2-3 more minutes

  • Step 3

    Transfer spinach to a large bowl. Add ricotta cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, parsley flakes, nutmeg, salt, peppers, and egg. Stir well to combine.

  • Step 4

    Spread some marinara sauce evenly over the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish. Stuff each shell with a large spoonful of the spinach mixture, about 2 tablespoons. Arrange the shells, seam side up in the baking dish. Pour remaining marinara sauce over the shells. Top with mozzarella cheese.

  • Step 5

    Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Then, uncover and bake for 5-10 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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