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Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6

With three kinds of cheese and plenty of sweet Italian sausage, this easy stuffed shells recipe is one you'll make again and again. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Kitchens
October 25, 2016

Ingredients

1
package (12 oz.) jumbo pasta shells
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
3/4
lb. bulk sweet Italian sausage
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
large egg
15
oz. whole or part-skim ricotta cheese
1
box (9 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
4
oz. fresh mozzarella, grated
1/2
teaspoon kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
jar (32 oz.) tomato sauce with basil

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add pasta shells and cook according to package instructions. Drain shells in a colander and rinse under cold water. Set on paper towels to try.
  • 2
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes more), stirring frequently and breaking it into smaller pieces as you go. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Remove pan from heat and allow sausage to cool.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, lightly beat egg. Add ricotta, spinach, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, salt, pepper and the cooled sausage mixture, and stir until blended.
  • 4
    Spread 1 cup of tomato sauce over the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish. Fill pasta shells with sausage-cheese mixture and arrange in a single layer. Spread remaining tomato sauce over stuffed shells. Cover dish with foil and bake until hot and bubbling, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes longer.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
790
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
1880mg
78%
Potassium
950mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
73g
24%
Dietary Fiber
6g
26%
Sugars
16g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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