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Jumbo Stuffed Shells Appetizer

Jumbo Stuffed Shells Appetizer

prep. time:
25 min
cook time:
20 min
serves:
24

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Ingredients

  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup Classico Riserva Marinara spaghetti sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil; throw in a pinch of salt and add your pasta shells. Cook until al dente, according to package directions, about 12 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, and coat with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the ricotta, egg, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add in the spinach; mix until combined.
  4. Fill each cooked shell with a heaping tablespoon of the ricotta mixture.
  5. Place a stuffed shell into each muffin tin slot. Top with a dollop of Classico® Riserva pasta sauce and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over each one.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until mixture is warmed through and cheese has melted.
  7. Garnish with the parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!