Sunday, March 26, 2017

Healthy Stuffed Italian Stuffed Shells

And 21 Day Fix Approved!

21 Day Fix Stuffed Italian Shells

This version of the stuffed shells  replaces a lot of the mozzarella cheese that typical recipes contain with ricotta cheese in the filling.  It’s still yummy and satisfying and a great recipe the whole family will love!


  • 25 Jumbo Shells (whole wheat if you can find them!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook shells until el dante and set aside
  2. Heat oil over skillet and add garlic and saute for a few min.  Add ground meat and onions and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until meat is no longer pink. Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix ricotta cheese, spinach and eggs in bowl.
  4. Once meat mixture is cooled, add to ricotta mixture.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of pasta sauce in bottom of 9×13 dish.
  6. Stuff 25 pasta shells with roughly 2 tablespoons of mixture and place in baking dish. Pour remaining 1 1/2 cups of sauce over the shells and top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in oven at 400 for 30-35 minutes.
**21 Day Fix Containers (per 5 shells): 1 Yellow, 1 Red, 0.5 Purple, 0.5 Green, 1 Blue ***
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