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SPINACH AND ‘RICOTTA’ VEGAN STUFFED SHELLS

spinach-ricotta stuffed shells in a baking dish just pulled from the oven

Made with simple vegan cashew ricotta, spinach, and flavorful pasta sauce, it’s both heavenly and comforting! Easy recipe and ready in 40 minutes.

Ingredients

To serve

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook pasta shells according to package directions.

Combine the cashew ricotta with the spinach, set aside.

Pour the entire jar of pasta sauce into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, spreading evenly to all edges. Alternately, you can pour half the pasta sauce, fill with stuffed shells, and pour the other half over top if you prefer.

Scoop out rounded tablespoon of the spinach-ricotta and stuff each of the pasta shells, placing them in the baking dish. (I was able to get 3 rows of 6, your results will vary depending on your baking dish.)

Bake, covered, in the center of the oven for 15 minutes, sauce should be bubbly. Remove cover, reduce heat to 375 degrees F. and cook for 10 – 15 minutes more.

Serve with fresh chopped herbs of choice and a good dusting of almond parmesan.

Serves 6 (3 shells per serving)

Cooked, or leftover, stuffed pasta shells can be stored in the refrigerator, in an air-tight container, for up to 5 days.

NOTES:

Make ahead: When making ahead, stuffed shells can be filled and kept, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours in advance. When ready to bake, simply place in the oven and bake as usual.

If you’d like to add a layer of vegan cheese over top before baking, I recommend using Myoko’s Vegan Mozzerella. It melts great and tastes fantastic for a vegan cheese!

I love and recommend using this Le Creuset baking dish (<< affiliate link) with lid when making these stuffed shells or lasagna.

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