Stuffed Shells With Ricotta and Spinach (By Gertc96 & 2bleu)
40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
15 ingredients
6 servings
9/24/08: As the original recipe looked great in a magazine, it didn't fare well by us nor some reviewers, so we felt it needed a serious make-over. We asked our dear zaar buddy, Chef #279989, to help us reconstruct it. Chef #279989 is very creative and has some wonderful recipes of her own, so we knew it would be in good hands. The revision includes a different type of pasta, and the addition of mushrooms, bacon, mozarella, and egg. The other changes are more subtle and more to do with preparation. Gert suggests adding tomato sauce, but we may try it with alfredo sauce, or perhaps a bit of both. 9/27/08 - We made these for dinner tonight using tomato sauce and fresh spinach. We gave it 5 stars all-the-way! Buddha loved it as it, but for my tastes, I would omit the bacon. The filling really makes alot, but no worries, because you can bake the extra filling in a small casserole dish as it is outstanding! Kudos to you Gert, and thanks for turning a not-so-great recipe into a 5 star spectacular!

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , pasta-shells , easy , spaghetti , pasta , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (51.58 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 109.36 Calories from Fat 29.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.32g 30.67%
Saturated Fat 1.96g 58.72%
Trans Fat 0.08g %
Cholesterol 9.24mg 18.49%
Sodium 265.86mg 66.47%
Total Carbohydrate 11.03g 22.05%
Dietary Fiber 1.51 g 36.32%
Sugars 1.05 g %
Protein 9.83g 117.96%
Vitamin A 186.97IU% Vitamin C 6.58mg%
Calcium 215.12mg% Iron 2.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
jumbo pasta shells, slices bacon, frozen spinach, part-skim ricotta cheese, part-skim mozzarella cheese, dried tarragon, alfredo sauce