Its been a really long time since I did a recipe post so I thought it was time shared something the boyfriend and I had lately. I found this recipe on the “Cooking on the Side” blog. The recipe is for Sausage and Spinach stuffed shells.
Generally I am really not a fan of sausage but in this recipe it was actually really good! Sadly, when I went to the grocery store I forgot to write down spinach so we made sausage stuffed shells but it still turned out really well!
While you boil the shells you gotta prep the stuffing 🙂
Try the recipe for yourself!
Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Shells
Adapted from the Stuffed Jumbo Shells recipe on the back of the Barilla Jumbo Shells package.
Prep time: 35 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 1 hr 5 min
- 12-ounce package jumbo shell pasta
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 6 ounces baby spinach, chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 15-ounce package part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
- 3 cups marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cook jumbo shells according to package directions; drain, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta cooking water.
- Meanwhile, cook Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat 7-10 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain grease.
- Add oil, spinach, onion, garlic, reserved pasta water; continue cooking 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- Add seasonings and blend well. Let mixture cool.
- Combine egg, ricotta and Parmigiano cheese in a large bowl. Mix in sausage mixture.
- Pour 1 cup of the marinara sauce into a 13×9 inch baking dish.
- Fill jumbo shells with meat and cheese mixture; place in dish. Pour remaining sauce over shells; sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top, cover with foil. (If you have more filled shells than will fit in your baking dish, you can always freeze the extra).
- Bake for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
This is NOT my recipe and all credit goes to : http://cookingontheside.com/sausage-spinach-stuffed-shells/
Let me know if you guys decide to try it!