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Sausage Stuffed Shells

Pasta shells stuffed with great tasting sausage and gobs of mozzarella cheese. This meal is a family pleaser!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Comfort Foods, Everyday Meals, pasta, Pork
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian sausage, pasta, sausage, stuffed shells
Servings: 4
Calories: 757kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet or hot bulk Italian sausage meat
  • 6-8 oz about a cup diced (small dice) mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley --OR- 2 tbs dry from the jar parsely
  • 1 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan -OR- Romano cheese
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 8-12 jumbo shells cooked al dente
  • 1 recipe Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce -OR- your favorite pasta sauce
  • Extra shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  • Mix well the sausage meat, mozzarella, parsley, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic and eggs in a medium bowl. Portion out the meat in desired amount.
  • Cook the same amount of shells as meat portions. Slightly undercook the shells because they will be baked too.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place about 1/2 cup of the sauce in a baking dish large enough to hold the amount of shells you made--this would be anywhere from a 1 1/2-2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  • Put the shells in the pan and top with more sauce and desired amount of shredded mozzarella.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake 45-60 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 757kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1417mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 4mg