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Friday, January 27, 2012

Spinach Stuffed Shells

These spinach stuffed shells are almost exactly like our favorite turkey-spinach lasagna, except for the fact that they are baked shells! These are so delicious and filling. We had leftovers for days. There is nothing more comforting than pasta and cheese, so this is the perfect dish next time you want a delicious meal. It is a "lightened-up" recipe so it uses some reduced-fat options, but feel free to adapt as you prefer.
Spinach Stuffed Shells
from Gina's Skinny Recipes

  • 27 (9 oz) Jumbo Shells
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 32 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 16 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed 
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano


  1. Boil water and cook shells according to package directions, make sure to make them al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic in oil. Add turkey and salt and brown until cooked, breaking up in small pieces. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and basil, then simmer on low, covered, about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, egg, spinach, mozzarella, and parmesan.
  5. Once shells are cooked and cool, fill each shell (with two heaping Tbsp) cheese mixture and place on a large baking dish covering the bottom of the dish with a little bit of sauce.
  6. Top shells with half of the sauce, cover with foil and bake 40 minutes; uncover foil and bake for 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve with additional sauce on top, aside a small salad. Enjoy!

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