30 minutes
Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
Number of Servings

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Drain spinach by placing in a sieve or colander over the sink, or in a bowl and pressing with a spool to remove as much liquid as possible, or squeeze out liquid with clean hands. Place spinach in medium bowl.

3. Add the cottage cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, oregano, and pepper to the spinach. Stir to mix thoroughly.

4. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Add water and stir into the mix.

5. Spoon about 3 Tbsp. cheese mixture into each uncooked pasta shell and arrange in a single layer over top.

6. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce.

7. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 1 hour or until shells are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Stuffed Pasta Shells


Low-fat cheese, spinach, and herbs make the perfect stuffing for these whole-grain pasta shells! Try making ahead to have for the week, too.

Nutrition Facts

What you will need:

  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed (10 ounces)
  • 12 ounces cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat mozzarella, shredded (save 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 jar pasta sauce, low-sodium (26 ounces)
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 ounces pasta shells, uncooked (large)

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