Slow-Cooker Stuffed Shells

11 385 504
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 6 h 10 min 6
Slow-Cooker Stuffed Shells
Health Highlights
Just throw all the ingredients into the Crock-Pot and go on with your day, knowing you'll return to a fully cooked, comforting pasta dinner.


1 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1/2 onion(s) Sweet onion (minced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
6 cup Spinach
1 3/4 cup Ricotta cheese (full fat)
24 shell(s) Jumbo pasta shells, dry
3 cup Marinara sauce, low sodium
1 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup Basil, fresh (Chopped fresh; as needed for serving)
1/2 cup Parsley, fresh (Chopped fresh; as needed for serving)


1. Grease the inside of a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute more.

3. Add the spinach in batches, sautéing until it wilts. When all the spinach is added and wilted, transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Let it cool slightly and then mix in the ricotta.

4. Spoon the ricotta mixture into the shells (about 3 tablespoons per shell, but no need to be precise).

5. Pour half of the marinara into the base of the slow cooker. Arrange the shells on top in an even layer. Pour the remaining sauce over the shells. Top each shell with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella and 1 teaspoon of Parmesan.

6. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook until the shells are tender, about 6 hours.

7. To serve, scoop the shells out of the slow cooker onto plates. Serve immediately, garnished with basil and parsley.  





Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 504
Calories from fat 234
Calories from saturated fat 119
Total Fat 26.0 g
Saturated Fat 13.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.7 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Sodium 466 mg
Potassium 810 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 29.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.5
Milk Alternative 1.0
Vegetables 2.3

Energy sources