How to Make the Best Homemade Stuffed Shells (Page 2)

Use More Spinach

1. Use More Spinach

The typical cheese-to-spinach ratio for stuffed shells weighs heavily in favor of the cheese. Reverse that ratio and use less cheese for stuffing, replacing it with spinach. The spinach adds fiber and other nutrients and helps drastically cut back on fat and calories. Replacing just 1 cup of whole milk ricotta with 1 cup spinach saves 381 calories and 31 grams of fat.

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