Vodka Stuffed Shells

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vodka stuffed shells with ricotta, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.

I have a love/hate relationship with stuffed shells. I love cheese but ricotta cheese is probably 7th on my cheese list. With that being said, I like to use a lot of other potent ingredients. I like to use a very well seasoned sauce (vodka sauce). And I love throwing in lots of parmesan, mozzarella, basil, spinach, and granulated garlic.

I absolutely love this recipe. Super flavorful and easy. I hope you guys enjoy these vodka stuffed shells as much as my 4-year-old cousin and I do.

vodka stuffed shells with ricotta, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.
5 from 2 votes

Vodka Stuffed Shells

Pasta shells stuffed with spinach, ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. Cooked in a delicious homemade vodka tomato creamy sauce. Perfect comfort meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 1 lb Cooked Pasta Shells
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • sugar to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Ricotta Filling:
  • 2 lb ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Cook the onions in a large skillet with oil over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and red crushed pepper, cook for an additional 20 seconds.
  • Add the vodka and let it reduce by half.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and season with salt, pepper, oregano, and sugar.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and check for seasoning.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, spinach, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and egg.
  • Add 1 cup of sauce to the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Stuff cooked shells with ricotta mixture and place them in the baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the stuffed shells.
  • Cover with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 389
Keyword: Stuffed Shells, Vodka Sauce, Vodka Stuffed Shells
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