Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells

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Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 50 min.
Ready in
Calories:
1481
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie1,481 kcal(71 %)
Protein61 g(62 %)
Fat26.54 g(23 %)
Carbohydrates242.56 g(162 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.07 g(4 %)
Vitamin A753.8 mg(94,225 %)
Vitamin D0.95 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E6.99 mg(58 %)
Vitamin B₁2.5 mg(250 %)
Vitamin B₂1.43 mg(130 %)
Niacin26.95 mg(225 %)
Vitamin B₆0.47 mg(34 %)
Folate672.83 μg(224 %)
Pantothenic acid0.46 mg(8 %)
Biotin2.53 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.98 μg(33 %)
Vitamin C17.27 mg(18 %)
Potassium941.44 mg(24 %)
Calcium546.59 mg(55 %)
Magnesium88.89 mg(30 %)
Iron12.7 mg(85 %)
Iodine20.94 μg(10 %)
Zinc2.23 mg(28 %)
Saturated fatty acids11.49 g
Cholesterol120.11 mg

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
2 packages frozen, chopped Spinach (thawed)
2 cups Ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan (grated; plus additional for garnish)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
4 cups Marinara sauce (or your favorite spaghetti sauce)
32 jumbo Pasta shell (freshly cooked)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook per package directions or until al dente. Place in cold water to stop cooking. Drain pasta.
2.
Squeeze spinach dry. Transfer spinach to large bowl. Add ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, garlic, and beaten eggs to bowl. Season mixture with salt and pepper, and mix to blend.
3.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
4.
Spoon 1/2 cup marinara sauce evenly over bottom of 9x13x2-inch baking dish. Fill each pasta shell with spinach mixture. Place shells, filling side up, in dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Cover loosely with foil and bake until heated through and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Spoon remaining sauce over shells. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired and serve.