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Favorite Recipes: Stuffed Shells with Sweet Sausage

Recipe Author

Name: Ishi C. (ishster)
Total Recipes: 2



Stuffed Shells with Sweet Sausage

Dish: Entrees
Dish Type: Pastas & Noodles
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 3 / 10
Servings: 6-8
Prep Time: 45
Cook Time: 30

  • LB 1.25 - Sweet Italian Sausages (about 5 sausages casings removed)
  • med 1 - Red Onion MInced
  • whole 4 - garlic cloves
  • LB 1/3 - monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • LB 1/2 - sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • tbls 5 - pesto
  • cup 1/3 - parmesan cheese
  • oz 14.5 - fire roasted diced petite tomatoes
  • oz 29 - canned tomatoes sauce or u can sub prepared tomatoe sauce
  • lb 1/2 - mozzerella cheese shredded (smoked is also good)
  • 1 1 - egg beaten
  • inch 2-3 - chunk of fresh ginger minced
  • pkg 1 - jumbo shells pasta (for stuffing)

in a hot pan sautee' garlic, ginger and red onion until they start to brown and onions begin to carmelize,  

removed the pork from casing and pinch into small pieces in the saute.

Continue to break up the pork as it is sauteed no large chunks.  It a stock pan bring to a boil water to cover shells

Shred the cheeses; jack and cheddar and put in a large mixing bowl. Add the pesto, beaten egg and parmesan. 

Pour the browned meat on top of the other ingredients and mix together. This will begin to melt the cheese and make it easier to stuff into the shells. 

I pkg of jumbo shells boil for 12 min or follow pkg directions, drain and rinse with cold water.

Stuff mixture into shells and arrange in a large coated (with EVOO) 13x9 pan. 

Pour fire-raosted tomatoes over the top evenly, then tomatoes sauce to cover the shells, top with shredded mozzerella cheese.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until cheese is completely melted and sauce is bubbling.


I invented this recipe!!

Be careful not to overstuff the shells or you will run out of stuffing and have leftover shells.





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Donna I. (basketmaker) - ,
4/27/2010 4:04 AM ET
Good invention Sounds Great I'm going to try it!!!!
Grateful-Mommy - ,
3/5/2010 11:40 PM ET
Thanks for posting this. Is that meant to be 11 or 1 egg(s)? I think it is 1 but I am a new cook and not so sure as some recipes surprise me!
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