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Cheese stuffed shells

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Ingredients

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 C (8 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 C (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 C 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon, optional
  • 24 jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (29oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs dried minced onion
  • 1.5 tsp dried basil
  • 1.5 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Details

Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 80mins

Preparation

Step 1

In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink;drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the spinach, cream cheese and egg. Add 1 cup mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and cinnamon, if desired.

Stuff pasta shells with sausage mixture. Arrange in two 11x7 in baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Combine the sauce ingredients; spoon over noodles.

Cover and bake at 350* for 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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