Friday, April 20, 2012

Spinach and Sausage-Stuffed Shells

These shells stuffed with spinach sausage disappeared really fast. They're really tasty.

I think I'll make these with Italian sausage next time. I found the original recipe on the Inspired Taste blog.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Printable Recipe


  • 1 pound jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well and place into a large bowl filled with cold water and ice. This will keep the shells from sticking together.

3. Crumble the sausage into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned.

4. Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds.

5. Add the tomatoes.

6. Squeeze out all of the moisture from the spinach and add to the pan. Heat for 2-3 minutes.

7. Remove pan from heat and stir in the ricotta.

8. Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with non-stick spray. Spoon meat mixture into the shells and arrange them on the baking dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and bake 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown on top.

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