Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Two Sauces

Spinach And Three Cheese Stuffed Shells are baked with two sauces, both a marinara as well as a light Alfredo sauce, until hot and bubbly. It’s the perfect dish to serve at a large gathering as the shells can to assembled ahead of time and baked right before serving. However, the stuffed pasta shells are so tasty that you might not want to wait for a party and instead, serve them to your family over the weekend.

Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Shells With Two Sauces

Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Two Sauces

What makes this stuffed pasta recipe so good? Fresh baby spinach sautéed in olive oil and garlic gives a real flavor boost to the creamy three cheese filling. It is then baked with both a homemade marinara sauce as well as a light Alfredo sauce, then garnished with diced fresh tomatoes and fresh basil just before going to the table.

Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Two Sauces

Serves 4, allowing 3 shells per person so adjust the recipe accordingly.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 oz. can whole tomatoes, crushed by hand
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)

Heat oil in a sauté pan and cook the garlic until it becomes fragrant and just starts to turn golden. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes. Keep warm.

Light Alfredo Sauce

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Wondra flour (quick dissolving finely milled flour) or all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 c. milk, warmed (more if needed)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 c. Locatelli Romano cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a saucepan then whisk in the flour, stirring constantly for about two minutes. Slowly add the warmed milk and continue to stir until the sauce is thickened and smooth. Add the cheese, salt and pepper and cook for about three minutes more. If sauce is too thick, thin with a little extra milk. Keep warm, with a piece of plastic wrap over the sauce so a skin doesn’t form.

Spinach And Ricotta Stuffed Shells

  • Jumbo pasta shells (allow about 3 per person plus a couple extra for breakage)
  • 1 bag (10 – 16 oz.) fresh baby spinach, chopped OR 1 c. frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and with all the moisture squeezed out
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lb. ricotta cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Locatelli Romano cheese or Parmesan
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 plum tomatoes, skinned, seeded and cut into dice (optional)
  • fresh basil leaves, torn and a couple of whole leaves for presentation (optional)

Cook the shells according to package directions, drain and toss with a drizzle of olive oil to keep from sticking. Sauté the garlic until soft then add the spinach and cook until wilted. Let cool, then place in a bowl and mix in the three cheeses, nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary then add the beaten egg and mix well. Pour about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup (depending on size of dish) of marinara sauce into the bottom of a 8 x 8 or 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Stuff each shell carefully with a heaping tablespoon or so of the cheese mixture (try not to overfill the shells as the pasta might tear) then line up in the baking dish. Pour over half of the Alfredo sauce, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Carefully remove foil and bake for about 10 minutes more until bubbly and just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let rest for five minutes before serving.

Serve this meal family style right out of the baking dish or plate it as I did with a little extra tomato sauce on the bottom of each plate, top with the shells, add an extra spoon of  the Alfredo sauce and then garnish with chopped tomatoes and fresh basil. Serve any remaining sauces at the table.

*Can be prepared in stages ahead of time and then baked right before serving. Prepare up to the point of it going into the oven then top with parchment paper and wrap in foil and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to put it into the oven, just add a little extra cooking time. The shells can also be stuffed, placed loosely on a baking sheet and placed in the freezer until frozen. Then pack the frozen shells into freezer bags and freeze until you are ready to prepare a meal. If you are only making this for a few people, you can use individual gratin dishes for a pretty presentation. *Note: If you are freezing this dish, do not freeze the assembled recipe in aluminum foil containers as the acid in the tomatoes will react with the aluminum and can eat holes in the foil.

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Whether making the spinach and ricotta stuffed shells for just two or a large gathering of friends, I believe you will all agree that the two sauces and the topping of fresh tomatoes and basil make this one of the best stuffed pasta recipes you’ve eaten…at least I hope so. All that is needed to complete the meal is a crisp green salad, crusty bread and your favorite bottle of wine and you will have a happy group of people at your dinner table. Buon Appetito!

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199 Responses to Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Two Sauces

  1. Since I made my pork stuffed shells a few weeks ago, I’ve become a big fan! Thanks for this recipe, I’ve been wanting to search for other ideas. Pinning this one to try soon. Thanks for sharing Karen.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lea Ann, I’m happy to have given you another idea for stuffed shells. I’m glad you like the recipe and appreciate your pin, thank you.

  2. It sounds yummy. (though lotsa calories, right, Karen?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cynthia, Yes these stuffed shells are very yummy. You will be pleasantly surprised that these shells don’t have lots of calories. The light Alfredo sauce is made with milk and 1% will work just fine, I always use 2% myself. The mozzarella and ricotta used can be part skim. I hope you will give them a try, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

  3. What a great idea/recipe ! And I agree with your conclusion … 🙂

  4. love this ! I love spinachs and cheese !
    look delicious!

  5. I only just made stuffed shells for my first time and I’m in love with them. Big fan of the fact that these ones have both tomato and alfredo sauce!!

    Sues

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sue, It is easy to become a fan of stuffed shells. With the two different sauces, I’m sure you would enjoy this version. thank you for your compliment.

  6. What a great recipe, using two sauces gives it extra flavor. I love the idea of stuffing the shells. It looks so pretty . Thank you for the recipe.

  7. Karen says:

    Thank you for your nice compliment Gerlinde. This recipe does make a nice presentation with the two sauces, I’m glad you like the shells.

  8. My favorite stuffing for shells. Love that you created two sauces for this dish. I bet that addition makes this dish special/

  9. kitchenriffs says:

    These look gorgeous! And who doesn’t love stuffed shells? Great dish, and one I haven’t made for a few years. But I will — thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  10. Cathy says:

    Sounds really delcious Karen! Love the tips about making ahead or freezing too. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your nice compliment Cathy and I’m happy you like the tips on making the shells ahead of time as well as freezing. Thank you.

  11. I love that creamy cheese filling! They look so good, Karen, and definitely worth all of the calories and carbs.

    • Karen says:

      I’m happy you like the filling for the shells Angie, thank you. While this is a meal with carbs you would be pleasantly surprised that there are just a little over 350 calories for three shells. Not bad for a delicious pasta dish.

  12. Looks really tasty, Karen. Thanks for the idea and the recipe. 🙂 xx

  13. I’m drooling in front of the screen… You’ve managed to make a dish that is too often heavy so light and so pretty. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your kind words Ronit. Yes, this is a much lighter version than many of the recipes for stuffed shells. I’m glad you like my version. 😀

  14. Mad Dog says:

    They look amazing – I bet they taste good too 🙂

  15. The two sauces really make this pasta dish special! I really like how the components can be prepared ahead of time too.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Deb, I wanted to try and make a version of stuffed shells that would be a little more special than my usual family style meal. I’m glad you like them and appreciate you nice compliment. When entertaining, I do like to prepare as much ahead of time as possible and these were perfect.

  16. I love stuffed shells but make my own crepes instead and have only used a marinara sauce. I need to add spinach to my cheese mixture like you have and make an alfredo sauce. Great recipe Karen…

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your lovely compliment Judi. I bet your crepe style manicotti are delicious, I’ve only had them prepared that way once. I believe you would like the addition of fresh spinach and the Alfredo sauce for a change. 🙂

  17. Sandra says:

    It looks delicious!!!

  18. YUM! I love cheese stuffed shells and your recipe looks much easier than the one I have – I must try it!

  19. Juliana says:

    Oh Karen, these stuffed shells look fabulous…and two sauces? Great idea…
    I hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Juliana, I’m happy to know that you like the idea of two different sauces for the stuffed shells. I had a busy but nice week, I hope you did as well.

  20. Debra says:

    I think one of the reasons stuffed shells are so good for entertaining is that they look appealing and indicate a step or two of effort beyond other pasta dishes. But I also agree with you that they shouldn’t be reserved for company alone! Thanks for the tips on freezing. Sometimes that really is the answer to a busy schedule!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debra, Yes…too many times we relegate meals for entertaining but the shells are great because you can freeze them after stuffed in individual portions or in large bags so that you can take out as many as you need, perfect for a family meal. I’m glad you liked the post, thank you.

  21. Eva Taylor says:

    I wish I had this recipe 20 years ago, you see, I had purchased a beautiful Italian ceramic jar from Nordstrom’s NY with large pasta shells in it, I really just wanted the jar! But I had no idea what to do with the shells so they went unused until they were too old. This would have been perfect!

  22. Wow Karen, this is the best of both worlds when it comes to the two sauces for the stuffed shells! The shells look gloriously delicious. 🙂

  23. ladyfi says:

    Mmm – those stuffed shells look delicious.

  24. What an absolutely satisfying – doubly so! – dinner recipe!

  25. Gallivanta says:

    Looks delicious. I haven’t come across any jumbo pasta shells in my local shops. Must keep an eye out for them elsewhere.

  26. Karen, these look absolutely delicious. Wish I could grab one through the screen. What fabulous colours too!

  27. Well I just drooled and it’s only 5:30am! My daughter who is away at college will absolutely love this! Pinning and sharing. I will definitely surprise her when she comes home in 2 weeks. Thank you Karen! ♥

    • Karen says:

      You are so sweet Didi, I appreciate your pin and thank you for sharing this post with your friends. 😀 I hope you daughter will enjoy the shells if you make the dish.

  28. chef mimi says:

    Beautiful. These are so enticing!!!

  29. Wait. 2 sauces? You just broke the rules, Karen…and in the best way ever! These stuffed shells are just screaming my name. They look amazing, and Italian food is always the best comfort food. I’m thinking these shells will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon…they just sound too good! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I guess I did David and I’m glad you like my thinking. I do hope you will enjoy the stuffed shells with two sauces as much as we did. Thank you for your compliment, I appreciate it very much. 😀

  30. Tricia Buice says:

    I used to make stuffed shells all the time when my children were young – thank you for the reminder! I never tried using fresh spinach and always did the frozen box thing. Fresh is always best. This is a wonderful treat – and two sauces – wow! Have a terrific weekend Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tricia, I glad that this post reminded you about how good stuffed shells are. I hope you will give my version made with fresh spinach and the two sauces a try. Thank you for your lovely compliment and wish.

  31. Larry says:

    Sounds delicious Karen and very nice presentation. I once made a lasagna dish with white sauce on the bottom and red sauce on top and we loved it, so know I’d enjoy this.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Larry, I’m glad you can relate to the flavors of this dish with the two sauces. I appreciate your compliment about my presentation…it is a little more special than just serving them family style in a casserole. 🙂

  32. Hi Karen, what a beautiful dish. I love using spinach in all kids of recipes, a great nutrition boost. My kids will eat it raw, but only when doused with great quantities of Ranch dressing. Ew. I prefer better ways of incorporating spinach into our diet. I love these stuffed shells and we will def. be trying your recipe soon. The wind is howling around the house right now and a hot, delicious dinner like this would be welcome. XO

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice compliment Allie. I’m glad you like my addition of spinach in with the cheese, it does make for a lighter and healthier version of stuffed shells. I hope your family will enjoy them as much as we did. Stay warm, I see you have rain and snow during the week ahead…winter is one thing I don’t miss about living in New Hampshire.

  33. Yum! Stuffed shells have been on my mind lately too! I just found the recipe that my Mom made us as kids. Your recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heather, Stuffed shells are a favorite of many of us…I bet your mother’s were delicious. Thank you for your compliment about my version.

  34. You never disappoint. These look wonderful.

  35. Don’t these stuffed shells look delicious! Love the fresh spinach and the creamy cheese together. Sure looks filling. My whole family will love this recipe. Thanks!!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Sandra, I’m glad you like the looks of the stuffed shells. Yes, I think three is a nice serving size as they can be filling although my husband might disagree. 😀

  36. cheri says:

    What a delicious looking pasta dish, love that you made two sauces and used fresh spinach. I bet this is wonderful.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cheri, I think you would enjoy my version of stuffed shells, we thought they were delicious with the two sauces. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  37. This dish has all my favourites. Irresistible! A beautiful dish and photo, Karen!

  38. NativeNM says:

    Beautiful dish as always, Karen. I love the fresh spinach included in the cheese filling, all around a great dish!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your compliment Jan, I did think the dish turned out pretty…nice enough for entertaining. Yes, I agree about the fresh spinach as it did add a nice flavor.

  39. Two sauces in one dish? Now that’s the way to go!!

  40. Gretchen says:

    This reminds me I haven’t made stuffed shells lately. It’s such a crowd pleaser and nice to make ahead. I like your idea of the two different sauces, both would go over will with my guys.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gretchen, I’m happy I could remind you about how good stuffed shells are. This would be a nice recipe to use some of the veggies from your garden later in the year.

  41. I can’t tell you how hungry this makes me. Thanks for the recipe.

  42. I have always been a two sauce kind of gal ~ it adds more dimension and interest. Karen, this looks delicious!

  43. I like the two different sauces. Stuffed shells look so nice to serve!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Eva, I’m glad you like the idea of two sauces with the stuffed shells. They do make a nice dish to serve friends for dinner.

  44. 2 Sisters Recipes says:

    THese stuffed shells make a fabulous meal for the Easter holiday coming! I LOVE the two sauces you put on top – YUM! Can’t wait to try it. xo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anna and Liz, You are right…the stuffed shells would make a nice meal to serve at Easter. You could serve a couple as a first course or a larger portion for the main course. Thank you for your lovely compliment and I hope you will enjoy them. 🙂

  45. debra cantales says:

    Karen, your Spinach And Cheese Stuffed Shells will be perfect during Lent. What a beautiful dish.

  46. This looks so good. Spinach, cheese and pasta is always a winner for me!

  47. These look ideal for gathering, especially with the make-ahead aspect. So pretty too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marlene, Whenever we have dinner guests, I like serving something that I can do most of the prep work ahead of time. The stuffed shells really are perfect, they make for easy entertaining. I’m glad you like them, thank you.

  48. sippitysup says:

    Make ahead elegant dinner party food. Genius. GREG

  49. Comfort food, looks so delicious and the combination of the two sauces sounds great.

  50. nancyc says:

    These sound so good!

  51. restlessjo says:

    You do have some wonderful recipes, Karen, and this one doesn’t look to be an exception. 🙂

  52. These shells look fabulous! I feel hungry at looking at your dish!

  53. A meal to cherish… so simple yet so delish and comforting!

  54. This is right up my alley Karen, pasta with 2 sauces veggies and cheese, bliss!! I just happen to have everything, thanks for the wonderful dinner I’m going to have tonight!!
    Jenna

  55. Dear Karen, I love, love these klinds of dinners/lunches – full of flavor, healthy, delicious, family-friendly, pretty, plus they can be prepared ahead of time. Just perfect. Your recipe sounds wonderful – we always enjoy the flavor combination of spinach, ricotta, tomatoes and pasta!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Andrea, Yes this would be a great meal for your family. I’m happy to know you like the recipe and appreciate your nice compliment.

  56. framedcooks says:

    I always forget how much I love and adore stuffed shells – thanks for the delicious reminder, and now I am going to make yours! 🙂

  57. eliotthecat says:

    Love that you used fresh spinach and both red sauce and white sauce!

  58. Monica says:

    Haven’t had this in so long. Love it…great dinner inspiration!

  59. I have such a weakness for alfredo sauce – it is just the best!

  60. We love pasta and I never think to make shells! You’ve inspired me to switch it up a bit!

    • Karen says:

      I’m happy to know that I’ve inspired you Julie. Stuffed shells is a nice change of pace when you want to have a nice pasta meal. Thank you.

  61. lulu says:

    Boy, do I wish you lived closer. During this time when I’m spending no time in the kitchen I would have enjoyed one of your yummy meals.

  62. Yum! What more could you want? Alfredo sauce and those fresh ingredients .. I’m a cheese fan, does it show? 😃

  63. Beth says:

    Stuffed pasta is one of the best comfort foods, and I’d be all over this recipe. Yum!

  64. Cocoa & Lavender says:

    This looks just delicious, Karen!

  65. Marcie Bidou says:

    I love stuffed shells, and having two sauce options is so nice — it’s a great way to change things up!

  66. What a great weekend meal. Off to look up what Locatelli Romano cheese is 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tandy, Romano cheese is a pure sheep’s milk which is aged over 9 months at a minimum and Locatelli is probably the most famous brand here in the US. We like it better than parmesan for a lot of dishes. The stuffed shells are a great weekend dish, I’m glad you like the recipe.

  67. Ruth says:

    This recipe sounds like the ultimate in comfort food to me. Yum.

  68. Stuffed shells always remind me of growing up, because it was one of my mother’s go-to dishes. Your’s look absolutely delicious! Love the spinach and cheese and I’ll take BOTH sauces! So good! Cheers!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cheyanne, While my mother never made stuffed shells, I’ve always enjoyed them. They are a terrific Italian dish to serve a crowd. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  69. Pam says:

    Sounds and looks delicious, Karen! I love the fresh spinach and that it has 3 cheeses. Comfort food for sure! Tahnks for the recipe!

  70. megtraveling says:

    I like your suggestion to serve this to your family as well as guests – what a delicious (and beautiful) meal!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meg, Yes while this is the perfect dish to serve a crowd, it is also nice to make for your family. What I like is that the shells freeze well for a family meal whenever you want them.

  71. I Wilkerson says:

    I’ll bet this is delicious! One of my CSA farmers was mentioning they had just done some delicious stuffed shells too. What have I been missing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Inger, If you haven’t had stuffed shells before, you definitely should give them a try. I’m happy to know you like my version, thank you.

  72. Sheryl says:

    mmm. . . the stuffed shells look incredible.

  73. Amy says:

    That is a so gourmet and delicious! Thank you, Karen! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Amy for your lovely compliment. The shells are great tasting and presenting them with the two different sauces topped with fresh tomatoes does make for a nice presentation. The best thing is that it is an easy recipe as it can all be made in advance.

  74. adina says:

    I have never bought this kind of pasta shells, but they do seem to be the prettier and easier to fill alternative to cannelloni. I would love to try them!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Adina, I have to agree with you about the shells being easier to fill than cannelloni although those shells can certainly be substituted in this recipe. I hope you get a chance to give them a try…thank you.

  75. Just great Karen! love recipes you can make ahead for a crowd– the marinara sauce sounds perfect–great ingredients. This really looks delish and great for when the family all can be here for the weekend. thanks thanks!

  76. Lina says:

    Totally love it! Great recipe..good use of those lovely sauces..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lina, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice compliment. I’m glad you like my recipe…the two sauces do create lots of flavor.

  77. For the Love of Cooking says:

    I haven’t had stuffed shells in a long time! I love the idea of using two sauces.

  78. Kitty says:

    The photo of your stuffed shells is making be drool, Karen! This would be perfect for a Lenten meal.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice compliment about the photo Kitty. Yes, several readers agree with you about this being a nice meal to have during lent…I’m glad you like it.

  79. Oh, I want to live on your block and trade you gardening chores for lunch. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I’d happily make that trade any day Judy. A master gardener helping out while I made stuffed shells for your lunch would be a real treat. 😀 Hope your snow melts soon.

  80. I haven’t made those in ages! Thanks for the reminder. Yours look mouthwatering!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jas, I’m glad you like the looks of the stuffed shells…my husband and I thought they were delicious. Do try making them again, they are great to serve when entertaining friends. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  81. mjskit says:

    Who doesn’t love stuffed pasta shells but how often does one serve them with two sauces. Lovely combination of sauces and pasta!

    • Karen says:

      Hi MJ, I have to agree with you, I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like stuffed shell. Adding the two sauces just means there is more to love about them. Thank you for your nice compliment. 😀

  82. Stuffed giant pasta shells are a favorite of mine. Your version looks so tasty and so ready for a party. Thanks for sharing.

  83. I love stuffed pasta and that creamy sauce is just delicious!

  84. grace says:

    this recipe has delicious component after delicious component after delicious component! what a divine dinner idea. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your kind words Grace, they are much appreciated. I’m happy to know that you like my version of stuffed shells…they do make for a nice evening meal.

  85. Linda says:

    This is something we would love. Great way to eat healthy. I shall be trying this out soon. Thanks Karen for the lovely recipe.

  86. thefrenchhutch says:

    Looks delish, got to try this for hubs, he loves pasta………Happy day.

  87. I love stuffed shells and these coupled with the sauces sound scrumptious!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elizabeth, These would be a good meal to enjoy on one of your cold evenings. Thank you for your nice compliment, I’m glad the like the shells with the two sauces.

  88. Oh my goodness, they look delicious, Karen, and your recipe sounds great!

  89. I love stuffed shells. I used to request them for my birthday dish as a kid. They are so yummy and the alfredo sauce version sounds perfect!

  90. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says:

    These stuffed shells sound perfect for a get-together! Absolutely loving the idea of adding the two sauces on top. I bet it taste as delicious as it looks.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anu, I do think these were as good as they look…thank you. Yes, they are great when entertaining as they can be prepared in advance. 🙂

  91. Looks so good- I haven’t done stuffed shells in ages. I’m always on the lookout for a good homemade marinara too. We’ll have goat milk and cheese soon. Maybe I’ll stuff some of that in there. Cannot wait for sun and garden! Are you gardening in FL? Year round tomatoes?
    cheers x wendy

    • Karen says:

      So good to hear from you Wendy, you have been missed. I had planned on growing tomatoes here in Florida but the landscapers discouraged me…too hot and wet in the summer. Thank goodness we have two farmer’s markets where I can buy heirloom tomatoes. Yea!!! Stuffing the shells with you homemade goat cheese sounds like a great idea. 🙂

  92. I haven’t had stuffed shells in ages and these look absolutely fabulous! Fun to have a couple of sauce varieties and I bet these are as delicious as room temperature as they are straight out of the oven!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your lovely compliment Marissa. We thought the two sauces worked great with the stuffed shells…I’m glad you like the idea.

  93. maria says:

    I am such a fan of stuffed pasta and these shells look so delicious! I love the garnish of the diced tomatoes… truly eye-popping burst of color. Just perfect. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maria, If you like stuffed shells, I think you would really enjoy this version. Thank you for your compliment about adding the fresh diced tomatoes…I think it does make for a nice presentation and adds a little extra taste punch. 🙂

  94. ZazaCook says:

    Looks so tasty!

  95. I recently used stuffed shells for a recipe and was so in love with how pretty they looked! Love that it came with two types of sauces – my husband is not a fan of just tomato-based pasta but I’m sure he will like this!

  96. Now that is one super Sunday Supper that the family will adore.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bobbie, You have been missed…I hope all is well with you and your family. You are right, this is indeed a good dish for your family to enjoy, thank you!

  97. Stuffed shells was one of the first things I taught myslef to make for a somple dinner party when I was in my twenties and it remains a go-to for easy entertaining, or familt bashes for that matter. The smell of this dish baking is almost comfort enough. Love the mixture of the two sauces — I feel a riff coming on.

    • Karen says:

      I’m happy to know that you are such a fan of stuffed shells Rosemary. You and I think alike when it comes to serving them to friends and family. I’m glad you like my version, thank you.

  98. Raymund says:

    Ohh my! I can already imagine the hot creamy soft cheese in my mouth, this is such a comfort meal

  99. Karen says:

    Hi Raymund, Comfort food at its best with all the lovely cheese in the pasta shells. I’m glad you like the recipe, thank you!

  100. Karen these spinach ad cheese stuffed shells look really delicious !!!

  101. This is comfort food at it’s finest, Karen! I’ve haven’t made stuffed shells in forever and your recipe looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I’m pinning this one for the weekend!! Yum….

  102. Mary Frances says:

    YUM! easily on of my favorite dishes to make!

  103. Amy says:

    Looks so delicious! Beautifully presented. Thank you Karen 🙂

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