I have partnered with RAGU to bring you this Kid Made and Kid Approved: Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shell’s! It is an easy weeknight dinner you can enjoy making with the kids!

Kid made and kid approved: Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shell's. Easy weeknight dinner recipe the kids can help with! (Click to read to see an adorable video with my five year old cooking this!)

First I have to say that I cant believe RAGU is celebrating it’s 80th birthday! Growing up my mom always used Ragu for spaghetti or lasagna. As a kid I didn’t even realize there was different kinds of pasta sauces, it was literally all she used.

When I am making spaghetti or anything else that requires pasta sauce, I almost always buy RAGU. And I am not just saying that because they sponsored this post.

I am sure glad I had the opportunity to do this post, because their new sauces are very good. At least the one I tried is. It will definitely be my go to sauce from now on.

Cj has been showing a whole lot more interest in cooking as of lately, so I wanted to come up with something we could do together. I have been itching to try these Ricotta and Spinach stuffed shell’s for quite sometime now, and this was the perfect opportunity.

I precooked the pasta shells and the spinach and we were ready!

CJ had a great time stuffing the shell’s and then adding Ragu’s Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce to the top.

Paired with some garlic bread and a fresh green salad, our ricotta and spinach stuffed shell’s turned out delicious!

Confession time! I ended up having to remake the recipe in order to remake the video. So, most of the pictures are from the first time we made them.

This post (and video) was a ton of fun to create! And dinner was delicious!

CJ and Savanna are both already asking to make another cooking video, so stay tuned!

Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shell’s with Ragu’s Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional Sauce

  • Prep Time: 25m
  • Cook Time: 18m
  • Total Time: 43m
  • Yield: 12 stuffed shells


  • 1 package large pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 3 cups uncooked spinach
  • 2 cups Ricotta cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pinch grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • 1 jar RAGU Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional pasta sauce


  1. Cook the shell's according to the package, making sure to get them fully cooked
  2. Heat olive oil on medium heat. Add minced garlic and spinach. Cook until done
  3. Mix cooked spinach and Ricotta Cheese with salt and pepper to taste
  4. Heat RAGU's Homestyle Sauce over medium heat
  5. Stuff shells with Ricotta cheese/spinach mix
  6. Add warmed sauce to top of stuffed shells then top with sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese
  7. Serve warm and enjoy! (We paired ours with salad and garlic bread)

Thank you so much for this RAGU!

 Please check out more recipe’s from RAGU and learn more about their very yummy new sauces!

Have you tried RAGU’s new sauces? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you were inspired by CJ’s video to make your own Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shell’s, please let me know!

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