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Spinach Stuffed Shells

By on 12/24/2018

Vegetarian meals don’t get better than this. Stuffed with creamy mozzarella and ricotta cheese and spinach, you’d never guess these shells are low fat.

Ingredients

  •  8 oz nonfat ricotta cheese
  •  3/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  •  1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  •  2 egg whites
  •  Black pepper to taste
  •  1/4 tsp cinnamon
  •  2 garlic cloves, minced
  •  1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  •  12 jumbo shells, cooked
  •  2 cups marinara sauce
  •  2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, combine cheeses, spinach, egg whites, pepper, cinnamon, garlic and basil.

Using a teaspoon, spoon mixture into cooked jumbo shells.

Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Place shells, open side up, into dish and pour remaining 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 4 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6
Serving Size: 2 shells

Calories: 202
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 18mg
Sodium: 587mg
Carbohydrates: 25g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 13g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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