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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

I have never tried a stuffed pasta shells before and for some reason I just really felt like making some. I found a recipe online and of course made some changes to make them healthier. These are super yummy and husband approved. For 1 Weight Watcher Point per shell you can’t go wrong.


  • 10 jumbo pasta shells
  • 5 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 small zucchini (chopped)
  • ½ cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • .5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon low fat parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup low sodium tomato sauce
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring water to a boil and add pasta shells. Make sure they are a little under cooked and drain them. (They will finish cooking in the oven.)
  3. In a bowl add spinach and zucchini and wilt by heating in the microwave for 1 – 1.5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl mix garlic powder, low fat parmesan cheese and egg white.
  5. Add the cottage cheese and parmasan mixture to the spinach mixture.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce in a baking pan.
  7. Stuff the shells and put in baking pan.
  8. Cover with rest of the tomato sauce.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.

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