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Crock Pot Turkey Spinach Stuffed Shells

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 7-9 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

These Crock Pot Turkey Spinach Stuffed Shells are a delicious comfort food meal that no one can resist! With ricotta cheese, ground turkey, spinach and Italian herbs, this pasta dish is pure perfection!

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Ingredients

  • 28 jumbo shells
  • 2 jars of marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
  • 1 tablespoon dry parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups fresh diced spinach
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • diced parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add grape seed oil and diced onions. Cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic to the pan and saute for 30 seconds.
  2. Next add in the ground turkey. Cook turkey until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Add in the fresh spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl add ricotta cheese, turkey spinach mixture, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine everything.
  4. Stuff each shell with spinach turkey ricotta mixture.
  5. Add 3 cups of marinara sauce to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Place 14 stuffed shells on top of the sauce. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce over shells.
  7. Top with remaining stuffed shells and finish with the rest of the sauce.
  8. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 until shells are cooked.
  9. When shells are cooked sprinkle mozzarella cheese over shells. Wait 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with parsley.
  10. Serve!

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