Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells.

After taking a few bites of his Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells, my husband proclaimed, "Well if I had known they were going to be this good, I never would have let you freeze the other half!" It was a scrumptiously hearty meal offset beautifully by a simple side of butter sauteed zucchini.

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells Ingredients:
  • one box large shells (approximately 36 shells)
  • 1 pound uncooked pork sausage (I used mild so my kids would eat it, but this would be awesome with Italian or spicy sausage!)
  • 7 ounce package frozen sliced mushroom (or about 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh)
  • 10 ounce package frozen chopped green peppers (or about 2 cups chopped fresh)
  • 10 ounce package frozen chopped white onion (or about 2 cups chopped fresh)
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (I used jarred)
  • 2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells Directions:
  1. Cook shells per package directions, then chill by rinsing with cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a large pan, brown sausage then add onion, peppers, mushroom, and garlic. Saute on medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add tomatoes and cook about one more minute.
  3. Drain meat and veggies with a colander (but set aside drippings!) and add ricotta. Mix well, then carefully spoon mixture into cooked shells.
  4. Place stuffed shells into a casserole dish (or dishes) and drizzle with reserved drippings and spaghetti sauce. (If you are going to freeze, do so now).
  5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella and continue to bake for an additional 10 - 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Shells with Garlic Butter Sauted Zucchini and Mushrooms


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2 comments:

  1. This looks awesome, Im sure my husband would love this!

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  2. This look so simply and quick to make! Thanks for the recipe!

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