Make a marvelous, melty Italian staple with our cheesy Stuffed Shells Recipe! Cottage cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan star in this stuffed shells recipe. Warm up tonight with this Stuffed Shells Recipe.
Mix pasta sauce and tomatoes until blended; spread half onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Combine cottage cheese, spinach, Parmesan, seasoning and 1/2 cup mozzarella; spoon into pasta shells. Place in prepared baking dish; top with remaining pasta sauce mixture. Cover.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake, uncovered, 2 min. or until melted.
How to Prevent Foil from Sticking to the Melted Cheese
Spray foil with cooking spray; place, sprayed side down, over filled pasta shells in baking dish before baking as directed.
Assemble recipe as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake (covered) in 400°F oven 35 min. or until heated through.
How to Freeze the Stuffed Shells
Reserve 1/2 cup mozzarella. Assemble recipe as directed, but do not top with the reserved mozzarella. Wrap casserole in foil; freeze. When ready to serve, heat oven to 400°F. Unwrap casserole; cover with foil. Bake 55 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 30 min. Top with reserved mozzarella; bake 2 min. or until melted.
In addition to being low in both calories and fat, these easy-to-make shells are also an excellent source of vitamin A from the spinach. And as a bonus, each serving of the filled shells provides both 1/2 cup of the recommended 2-1/2 cups of vegetables per day, and also provides calcium from the cheeses.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 52g
Dietary Fiber 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.