Gourmet Spinach and Ricotta Delight


Gourmet Spinach and Ricotta Delight

Indulge in the irresistible allure of our “Gourmet Spinach and Ricotta Delight.” This reimagined take on classic Ricotta Stuffed Shells elevates the art of pasta with its luscious blend of creamy ricotta, gooey mozzarella, and a medley of enticing flavors. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that transcends the ordinary, bringing sophistication to your table.


  • 20 jumbo shells (½ of a 12-ounce box)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 15 ounces whole milk ricotta
  • 3 cups mozzarella (reserve 1 cup for topping)
  • ½ cup freshly shredded Parmesan
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups high-quality marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or basil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the Shells: Boil the pasta shells al dente following package instructions, then drain well.
  3. Sautéed Spinach Infusion: In a skillet over medium-low heat, sauté garlic in olive oil until aromatic. Add chopped spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes until wilted. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  4. Cheesy Filling: In a large bowl, combine ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, Parmesan, egg, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and the cooled spinach mixture.
  5. Assemble and Bake: Spread 1 1/2 cups of marinara at the bottom of a 9×13 or equivalent casserole dish. Spoon the delectable cheese mixture into the shells and arrange them in the casserole. Pour the remaining marinara around the shells.
  6. Bake to Perfection: Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 20 minutes until golden and bubbly. Optionally, sprinkle with fresh parsley or basil.


Elevate your dining experience with the sophistication of our Gourmet Spinach and Ricotta Delight. This delectable creation, with its velvety ricotta blend and vibrant spinach, promises to be the star of any gathering. A culinary masterpiece that marries tradition with innovation, leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds. Savor the richness, and enjoy the exquisite journey of flavors brought to life in each bite.


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