Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells are a delicious dinner recipe with tons of flavor. These stuffed shells freeze great, so they are perfect for making ahead of time for busy weeknight dinners. 

If you love spinach and pasta together you should also try this Spinach Pesto Pasta recipe!

Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Parsley is a bitch. Ya, I said it. I can’t grow it to save my life. Rosemary? Great. Chives? Awesome. Basil? Of course! Parsley? Heck no. I have tried growing it planted in the ground, in a pot, and on my windowsill. I have tried watering it, not watering it, and doing Indian rain dances. I have fertilized it with blood meal, miracle grow, and coffee grounds. It always dies. ALWAYS. And what’s worse is that almost all recipes for fresh parsley call for a tablespoon or two. Rarely do you find a recipe calling for a large amount…so what ends up happening is that large bunch of parsley you bought (because they don’t sell it any smaller quantities), starts to go bad.

These Stuffed Shells Are Great For Freezing

In walks or is it rolls? Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells. It calls for 1 whole cup of chopped parsley! Wahoo! No more wasting a half of a bunch of parsley anymore! These shells were great and made a huge batch. Plenty to feed a large group or in my case to pop in the freezer for a later date when I don’t feel like cooking.

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells are a delicious dinner recipe with tons of flavor. These stuffed shells freeze great, so they are perfect for making ahead of time for busy weeknight dinners. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) container Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

Cook shells and spinach according to package directions. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture from the spinach. Meanwhile, brown ground turkey and onions in 2 tbsp. olive oil, over medium-high heat.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a large baking dish. Spread 1 cup sauce on bottom of baking dish.

Cream together eggs and ricotta cheese. Add breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, parmesan cheese, oregano, salt & pepper and mix well. Then gently fold in the spinach and turkey mixture. Fill shells with this mixture.

Add shells and cover with remaining sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 30-35 minutes until warmed through and bubbly.

To freeze: Follow the same directions until it says cover with remaining sauce. Instead, do not cover with sauce. Wrap baking dish with saran wrap, followed by a layer of foil. Freeze up to 3 months. When you are ready, allow baking dish to rest for 30 minutes before baking. Then remove saran wrap and foil and cover shells with spaghetti sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese. Recover with foil. Bake 40-45 minutes until warmed through and bubbly.

Notes

Adapted from: Food.com Originally seen on The Comfort Of Cooking

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 helping

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 586Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 993mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 42g

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I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.
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