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4.86 from 7 votes

Spinach and Ground Beef Stuffed Shells

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces jumbo pasta shells about 12-14 shells
  • 2 cups loosely packed spinach
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt+pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a big pot boil 6 cups of water and cook shells al dente style (according to package), add salt and pepper to taste.

  • While the shells are boiling Heat a large pan or skillet. Add the ground beef (no oil needed) and brown for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped onions, garlic, basil, oregano, tomato paste and salt + pepper to taste. Simmer for 2 minutes then add the spinach and simmer for 2 more minutes.

  • After the shells are cooked (be careful not to overcook because they will start to break apart) and the meat sauce is ready put the mixture in the shells like a tablespoon and half into each one line them up in across a 13x19 casserole dish. Pour the marinara sauce over the top, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese and cook for 15 minutes at 400°F.