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Healthy Stuffed Shells



We still gets tons of visits for the Healthy Stuffed Shells recipe, so for posterity’s sake, we are re-posting it here!

Healthy Stuffed Shells
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Serves: 6

These can be made ahead and frozen.


  • 1 box jumbo shells (white or whole wheat) You can even use lasagna!
  • 3 teaspoons oil (olive oil, coconut or grapeseed)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 package frozen spinach, defrosted, liquid squeezed out
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups pasta sauce
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese





  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook shells for 9 minutes, drain and set aside.
  3. While shells are cooking heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Saute garlic for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add ground turkey to skillet and brown, breaking up with wooden spoon. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  6. While turkey browns, mix ricotta, spinach, and eggs in a mixing bowl.
  7. Once turkey is browned, set aside to cool.
  8. Add cooled turkey and garlic to ricotta mixture and mix well.
  9. Pour 1 cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  10. Stuff 24 shells with about 2 tablespoons of ricotta turkey mixture and place in prepared baking dish.
  11. Pour remaining 2 cups of pasta sauce over shells and stop with mozzarella cheese.
  12. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes (1 hour if frozen), remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes.


1 serving: 4 shells

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 4 shells Calories: 457 Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 46g Protein: 36g

Container Counts

Homemade Pasta Sauce:
1 Yellow, 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Blue

Jarred Pasta Sauce:
1 Yellow, 1 Red, ½ Green, ½ Purple, 1 Blue