Try these stuffed pasta shells, then check out our tomato pasta bake, vegan pasta bake, vegetable pasta bake, baked feta pasta and more vegetarian recipes.

We've also got plenty more comforting pasta bakes to try, including our sausage pasta bake, pasta al forno and tuna pasta bake.


  • 175g giant pasta shells
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • a pinch dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 200g spinach, chopped
  • 125g ricotta
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • 400g jar tomato and chilli pasta sauce
  • 25g parmesan (or veggie alternative), finely grated


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/ gas 5. Cook the shells following pack instructions, but drain when they are still a little al dente as they will cook more in the oven.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the olive oil in a pan and gently cook the garlic (and chilli, if using) for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in the ricotta and lemon zest, then season well.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon the tomato sauce evenly across the bottom of a baking dish. Use a teaspoon to pack each shell with the spinach and ricotta mixture, then put into the dish, making sure the shells are evenly spaced apart. Dot any left-over mixture on top.

  • STEP 4

    Sprinkle with parmesan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

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