This is one of those dishes that will always make me think of my Mom. For as long as I can remember, she has made this dish. And for as long as I can remember, I have loved it. Once I started actually making it for myself, I loved it even more when I realized how simple it is to actually make. There are few ingredients, few steps, and you can be stuffing yourself silly on melted cheesy, saucy pasta shells in less than an hour.
Stuffed Pasta Shells
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (16 ounces)
1 carton ricotta cheese (15 ounces)
1/2 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (Note: Really only use 1/2 the package, even though your frugal side will be wanting you to throw the rest in. Trust me, I tried it, and the end product tastes more like you are eating a bale of hay than some yummy Italian dish.)
1 package jumbo pasta shells. Try and find a package that wasn't completely smashed and all the shells broken.
1 jar spaghetti sauce of your choice.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the pasta and drain when finished.
In a large bowl, combine the spinach and cheeses.
Stuff the pasta with the cheese and spinach mixture.
Arrange in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Pour spaghetti sauce over the shells.
Cover and bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.
See, I told you that was simple!!