July 23, 2014

A Really Simple Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

I am very quick to call myself a work in-progress in the kitchen.  As I've mentioned before, my husband is an amazing cook with the ability to whip things up from scratch.  I, however, subscribe to the semi-homemade method for almost everything.  I've realized that adding unnecessary steps into dinner is how I get overwhelmed and give up so I give myself every opportunity to succeed.  One new step? I've been keeping a few jars of gourmet tomato sauce around for really quick dinners that taste drastically better with the pop of a top.


My new favorite dinner to make is Spinach Stuffed Shells with ooma tesoro's sauce.  And no, this is not a sponsored post.  I just love the simple sauce and love a good success story.  The owners/creators are a husband and wife team who both lost their jobs a few years ago (sounds familiar) and started making large batches of a secret-family recipe marinara sauce to sell at Farmers Markets so they could keep their home in the northeast.  They've since expanded big time and I can taste why!


Spinach Stuffed Shells
2 cups of Ricotta Cheese
1 cup of Italian Blend Cheese
1 small package of thawed frozen (drained)  spinach
Stir together in a bowl
Cook 1 package of large shells and let cool
Fill the shells with the mixture above and place in a baking dish
Top with Marinara Sauce and more cheese

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes 

*sorry for leaving that last bit off yesterday.  I posted in the morning and was gone all day and couldn't make the change from my phone.  I tried to keep everyone who commented in the loop but I offer a big giant OOOPS just in case your family ate cold pasta last night for dinner.  Although, my recipe contains no raw egg so feel free to try this cold.  I think Wells would probably enjoy it that way as she likes everything to be room temperature.



16 comments:

  1. looks so good and sounds easy! I love supporting people like that too!

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    1. Annnnd, you need to bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Can't believe I left that part out. Not at home and can't fix from my phone. Ahh!

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  3. Stuffed shells is one of my all time favorite meals- so yummy and comforting! Can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  5. Looks so good! Definitely wanting to give this at try! xo

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  6. Yum! Looks delicious, not too difficult, and doesn't require too many ingredients! Definitely adding this to my list of dinner ideas!

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  7. Looks so good! I am in the same boat. My husband is an awesome cook. I can follow and easy recipe, but that's about it!

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  8. I am starving and this looks amazing- thanks for sharing- cannot wait to try it!

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  9. julia - i know i will be trying this recipe ASAP! i've tried your bbq pizza and the brianna's blush vinaigrette pasta both this week, and let me tell you - amazing! you're my no-fail go to! :)

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