Prosciutto and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Serves 4-6.


  • 12 ounces jumbo shells pasta
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 6 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced and finely chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) container whole milk ricotta
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shred


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter your baking dish.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package's directions, about 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a microwave safe bowl covered with plastic wrap, cook the spinach in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Chop the spinach. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped spinach, prosciutto, ricotta, egg, parmesan cheese, and pepper.

Pour marinara sauce into baking dish. Fill the pasta shells with about 1-2 tablespoons of the prosciutto, spinach and ricotta mixture and arrange in the dish. Sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top of the dish is golden brown and the sauce is bubbling. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

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