Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

I saw a recipe online for Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells and decided we could make that ourselves. I’ve only ever made stuffed shells one way, with marinara, spinach, and cheese. I never even thought about there being multiple ways to stuff pasta shells. And it came out really good!

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Start by boiling the shells as directed. For this, I have learned the hard way that the store-brand shells tend to break a lot easier than the name brand. You want to boil the shells so that they are soft, but not overcooked. Since they are still going to bake, it’s ok to be slightly undercooked. If they are too soft, they’ll break as you try to stuff them.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, heat some oil over medium-high heat. Then add the chopped artichoke to the pan, cooking for just a few minutes.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

Lower the heat down to medium, and add the spinach. Cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach wilts.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

Add in the cream cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. Stir it continuously to melt the cheese, making sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom and burn.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

Move the artichoke mixture into a bowl and let it cool for just a few minutes so it isn’t too hot to work with.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

I like to set my work area up with the shells to the right, the artichoke mixture in the middle, and the glass dish to the left. Grab a shell, and put a scoop of filling inside it, then lay it in the pan. Continue the same with all the shells.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

Top the shells with more mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Then bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Recipe

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells

 

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells


Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells
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Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 oz pasta shells
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 5 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Cook shells as directed

  3. Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, heat oil over medium-high heat

  4. Add the artichokes and cook for a few minutes

  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the spinach leaves, stirring constantly until wilted

  6. Mix in the cream cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1/2 cup parmesan, stirring constantly until they are melted

  7. Stuff the cooked shells with the artichoke mixture and layer in a baking dish

  8. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese

  9. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Shells

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