Slow-Cooker Stuffed Shells

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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, whole milk (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 474
Calories from fat 190
Calories from saturated fat 94
Total Fat 21.1 g
Saturated Fat 10.4 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Sodium 503 mg
Potassium 920 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 9.4 g
Protein 23.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.5
Milk Alternative 1.0
Vegetables 2.3

Energy sources


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