My mom used to make this recipe weekly because we always loved it so much! It’s also cheap, easy, and delicious to make! All you have to do is combine ingredients and bake! SO EASY! Another cool thing about this dish is that I have seen so many versions of it! I have seen it with chicken, different cheeses, with and without spinach! It is all delicious though! Feel free to change it up and make it your own! For a little punch of flavor you can always add a little parmesan cheese!
Equipment for this recipe:
Large frying pan
Ingredients for this recipe:
Jumbo Pasta Shells
Ground Italian Sausage
Frozen Chopped Spinach
Ideas for side dishes or things to go with your stuffed shells:
First, preheat your oven to 350º. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and put a frying pan over medium high heat.
Put your ground sausage into your frying pan and brown your meat. Once your meat in browned, turn down the heat to low and add in spinach, heavy cream, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and cover. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes or until your spinach is completely thawed and wilted.
Once your water is boiling, add in your jumbo noodles and cook as directed or until al-dente.
In a medium bowl, combine parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, onion powder, salt, pepper, and egg. Stir this until well incorporated.
Drain your shells and let them cool.
In the bottom of a 9×13 pan spread a couple tablespoons of marinara sauce to coat the bottom of the pan. Stuff each shell with either the sausage mixture or the ricotta mixture and place them in the pan.
Once you have filled all of your shells, cover the shells with the rest of the marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
Place your pan in the oven and cook for 30 minutes or until your cheese is golden brown. Serve while hot!
Mama’s Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving:
4 stuffed shells
% Daily Value*
Total Fat54.6 g
Saturated Fat 26.6 g
Trans Fat .8 g
Total Carbohydrate29.8 g
Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Vitamin A 301.5%
Vitamin C 20.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.