Instant Pot Stuffed Shells
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Instant Pot Stuffed Shells

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You must try this Instant Pot Stuffed Shells! It’s a wonderful one-pot meal that is filling and full with taste! You can use marinara or any sauce you like!


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Cuisine: Italian


  • 16-20 pasta shells uncooked
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 10 ounces spinach boiled or defrosted, minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh basil minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl mix spinach, ricotta, mozzarella (1 cup), parmesan cheese, whisked egg, salt, pepper and minced basil.
  • Stuff the pasta shells with the filling.
  • Press “Saute” and add olive oil to the Instant Pot.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute for 2 minutes until golden.
  • Add marinara sauce, stir and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add water and stir well.
  • Place the stuffed shells in the sauce in one layer.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese (1 cup).
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  • Carefully remove shells with a slotted spoon to serve. Spoon extra sauce on top and garnish with additional parmesan cheese and fresh basil ????


Calories: 388kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 24g Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 14g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 104mg Sodium: 916mg Potassium: 705mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 5542IU Vitamin C: 21mg Calcium: 528mg Iron: 3mg

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