Oven Baked Stuffed Shell

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 465 kcal

Consider Oven Baked Stuffed Shell filled with veggie and low fat cheese for your family dinner which you all will love!

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Ingredients

  • 12 Oz. Jumbo Shells
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Green bell pepper
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 8 Oz. mushroom sliced
  • 16 Oz. spinach chopped
  • 1/2 Zucchini cubed
  • 16 Oz. mozzarella cheese low fat
  • 8 Oz. ricotta cheese part skim
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. Black pepper
  • 4 Cups pasta sauce about 32 oz.
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Instructions

Cook Shells:

  1. Boil water on a stove top and add 1 tsp of salt.
  2. Add 1 box (12 oz.) jumbo shells and cook al dente per direction on the box. Once cooked, set aside in a tray to prevent from sticking.

Prepare Veggies:

  1. Heat 12 inch deep pan on a stove top and add oil.
  2. Add garlic, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, spinach, and zucchini.
  3. Add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to your taste.
  4. Cook till it is tender and set veggies aside to cool down.
  5. Prepare Filling:
  6. In a large bowl, combine cooked veggies, 8 oz. ricotta cheese, 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, basil, and oregano. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spread about 8 oz. pasta sauce into 9 x 13 baking dish. Stuff shells with the filling, and place in the baking dish.

Bake Shells:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Cover shells with remainder of pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave stuffed shells in the oven for about couple of minutes.
  5. Remove shells, garnish with basil, red pepper flakes to individual liking and serve with garlic bread.

Recipe Notes

Actual Nutritional information may vary based on the ingredient used for cooking. The nutritional values are derived from using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Stuffed Shell
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 1191mg52%
Potassium 1043mg30%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 6450IU129%
Vitamin C 39.7mg48%
Calcium 434mg43%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.