Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 225


24 jumbo pasta shells, uncooked
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
2 (26-ounce) jars pasta sauce
1 (8-ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a heavy skillet over medium heat, cook onion and spinach in olive oil for 10 minutes, 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 cheeses. Add onion mixture; mix well. Gently spoon mixture into shells. Arrange shells in a 13"x9" baking pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Spoon pasta sauce over shells, making sure all are covered. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 7 to 10 minutes, until cheese melts.

Tip: Start family meals with a gratitude circle...each person takes a moment to share two or three things that he or she is thankful for that day. It’s a sure way to put everyone in a cheerful mood!

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 10
Total Calories: 225
Calories from Fat: 159

This Spinach-Stuffed Shells recipe is from the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

More Recipes from the Weeknight Dinners Cookbook:
French Onion Tart
Butter Bean Soup
Rotelle & Mushroom Skillet
Zucchini Provencal
Portabella-Basil Alfredo
Athens Marries Rome
Garlic Yeast Rolls
Zesty Black Bean Loaf
Mom’s Macaroni & Cheese
Veggie-Stuffed Peppers
Chili Baked Potatoes
Slow-Cooked Minestrone
Curried Vegetable Soup
Hearty Spinach Soup
Mushroom-Barley Soup
Cheddar-Dill Bread
Japanese Onion Soup
Stir-Fry Veggies & Rotini
Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto
Tortino di Carciofi
Deep-Dish Zucchini Pie
Aloo Gobi Mattar
Eggplant & Tomato Bake
Spicy Butter Bean Burgers
Mom’s Nutty Burgers
Simple Greek Salad
Mary’s Herbed Tomatoes
Spinach-Stuffed Shells
Spaghetti Squash à la Greek
Soft Sesame Bread Sticks
Brown Butter Gnocchi
Savory Onion-Roasted Veggies
Cold Soba Noodle Salad
Sesame-Asparagus Salad
Lentil & Brown Rice Tacos
Chile Relleno Casserole
Crispy Corn Fritters
Very Veggie Lasagna
Cheesy Tomatoes & Lentils
Cheddar Baked Spaghetti
Old-Fashioned Spaghetti
Vegetarian Meatballs
Fresh Herb Quiche
Golden Oat Muffins
House-Blend Seasoning
Incredible Potato-Mushroom Soup
Black Bean Soup
Old-Time Carrot Cake
Whole-Wheat Applesauce Bars
Anytime Frozen Fruit Cups

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.