Cheesy Meatless Stuffed Shells

Jumbo shells are stuffed with a flavorful mixture of Impossible™ burger plant-based ground protein, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, and ricotta cheese then topped with marinara and lots of cheese and baked up until golden and bubbly!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
6 servings


  • 18 jumbo pasta shells

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (12 ounce) package meatless ground beef substitute (such as Impossible(TM) Foods)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh spinach

  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shells and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 9 minutes.

  3. While the shells are cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatless ground beef and cook and stir until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes; add spinach and simmer until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes more. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Remove from heat and mix in ricotta cheese and egg until fully incorporated.

  4. Pour 1/2 cup marinara sauce into the bottom of a 12-inch cast iron skillet or a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread out with the back of a large spoon.

  5. Drain cooked shells. Stuff each with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the "meat" mixture. Arrange in the skillet or baking dish. Pour remaining marinara over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning and more black pepper.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is golden and bubbly, 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

669 Calories
25g Fat
67g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 669
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1379mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 574mg 44%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 693mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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