Simple Stuffed Shells With Spinach


Valentine’s day is tomorrow – instead of fighting the crowds to get a table at your favorite restaurant – make this amazing dish at home.

Save money and save the day at the same time!


A box of pasta + cheese + veggie = dinner!

Yield: 4 servings

Hands-on prep time: 15 minutes

Total prep time: 45 minutes

Price per serving: $1.25


1 lb. jumbo pasta shells
1 16-oz. container cottage cheese
1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
1 cup shredded Muenster cheese
1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 egg, beaten
1 32-oz. jar marinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cook pasta in boiling salted water and remove from heat three minutes earlier than box recommends. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cottage cheese, spinach, Muenster cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and beaten egg.
  4. Coat bottom of a large baking pan with a thin layer of marinara sauce.
  5. Fill each shell with a spoonful of mixture and place in pan, seam-side down.
  6. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over the shells.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until mixture is melted and bubbly.