High Protein Vegetarian Stuffed Shells

These delicious, healthful High Protein Vegetarian Stuffed Shells have fewer than 400 calories and 30 grammes of protein! Use an air fryer or the oven to make these!

It’s crucial to prepare healthful meals during the workweek. It’s challenging to create anything lower in calories without losing flavour, but these stuffed shells feel incredibly rich! You can prepare these High Protein Vegetarian Stuffed Shells on the weekend and enjoy them all week long because they have over 30 grammes of protein and fewer than 400 calories!

Recipe By: Allyson


36 large shells of a private selection brand


  1. Two big eggs
  2. ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese, shredded
  3. Two cups of whipped cottage cheese, or simply
  4. combine eight ounces on your own Cheese, mozzarella, grated and divided
  5. ½ teaspoon powdered onion
  6. One-half teaspoon of garlic powder
  7. One-third dried basil
  8. One-third dried oregano
  9. One-half teaspoon of salt
  10. 1 tsp finely ground black pepper
  11. A tsp of finely ground red pepper flakes
  12. Ten ounces of cooked, drained, and chopped frozen spinach


  1. One jar of classico marinara sauce with fire-roasted tomatoes and garlic



Follow the instructions for cooking the large shells. Empty and leave to cool.

  1. Filling: Mix two eggs, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese (save the remaining portion for the topping), all the seasonings, and finely chopped spinach in a bowl. Toss to blend well. Put aside.
  2. Stuffing: Spoon a generous amount of filling into each large shell (I filled mine into a plastic bag and poured it into the shells). Continue this process until all the shells are filled.
    Cooking in an oven:
  3. Transfer approximately 1 cup of marinara sauce to the bottom of a large baking dish** and distribute it evenly. Over the sauce, arrange the shells in a single layer. Spoon a small amount of sauce onto each shell, and then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
  4. After covering the baking dish with foil, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook for 45 minutes; after that, take off the foil and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Take out and serve.
    Cooking on an Air Fryer:
  5. As an alternative, cook in single parts in your air fryer by first adding some sauce to the bottom of an oven-safe dish (that fits in your air fryer), then adding six shells and topping with cheese and sauce. Place in the air fryer, covered with foil, and heat it to 390 degrees for 10 minutes. After two more minutes of cooking, remove the foil. Carefully remove, then savour!


How to Freeze the Vegetable Stuffed Shells with High Protein:

Prior to baking, I prefer to freeze. Divide the shells into portions and store in the freezer for up to three months  Cook from frozen, or let defrost overnight in the refrigerator.


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