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Spanakopita Stuffed Shells


  • Author: Handy Chef
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Description

So tasty and full of flavor!! A new twist on traditional Spanakopita.


Ingredients


16 pasta shells
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
One quarter of a whole onion
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1 tsp fresh dill
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil **optional toasted panko/parmesan breadcrumbs, chopped green onion**


Instructions

  1. Boil pasta shells until they're nearly done, drain and set aside to cool. Chop all vegetables, herbs, spinach, and feta if needed.
  2. Saute onions in butter and olive oil. Once they are translucent, add garlic cooking until garlic is fragrant.
  3.  Add spinach and cook until spinach has wilted. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine Greek yogurt, Feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, cooled spinach mixture, salt, pepper, dill, and parsley. Mix until combined.
  5. Take a very small amount of the spinach mixture and spread on the bottom of a baking dish.

  6. Using a small spoon, fill shells with mixture and line them in your baking dish.
  7. Bake in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle topping if desired.