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No-Bake Spinach Stuffed Shells

These No-Bake skillet Stuffed Shells with creamy ricotta, spinach, and fresh garlic make a perfect quick dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner, quick dinners
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta dishes, ricotta stuffed shells, spinach stuffed shells, stuffed shells
Servings: 6 people


  • Large skillet or casserole skillet with lid


  • 1 box shells cooked according to directions on the box
  • 24 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese + a half cup to sprinkle on top
  • 1 1/2 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped thin or 1 1/2 tsp dry basil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups spinach leaves roughly chopped and sauteed with garlic
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic grated
  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce


  • Cook pasta al dente according to directions on the box. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cheeses, egg, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat place a tbsp of oil in a skillet and sautee spinach for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. After spinach is wilted, grate in garlic and sautee and stir for another minute. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  • Stir spinach into ricotta mix.
  • In the bottom of a large skillet or casserole skillet spread a cup of marinara sauce.
  • With a spoon stuff the shells with the ricotta mixture and place in the prepared skillet making a circle around the edges and working your way in. You may have a few extra shells left over.
  • Once all the shells are stuffed and placed in the pan pour the remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with a 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Place lid on the skillet and cook over medium-low heat for about 25 minutes.
  • Enjoy!