stuffed ricotta spinach shells w/ italian sausage

Deanne Sparks

By
@Deanne_Sparks

serves 6-8
prep time 20
cook time 45


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
manicotti shells
1 can(s)
spaghetti sauce
1 pkg
italian pork sausage hot
1 pt
ricotta cheese
1 pt
cream
1/4 c
cream cheese
1/4 can(s)
parmesan cheese
1/2 pkg
frozen spinach
1 small
shallots
kosher salt to taste
pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven 375 380
2
cook pasta according to package directions, making sure to cook them at al dente. set aside to cool and drain
3
in mixing bowl prepare the cream cheese mix for a minute to soften, then add ricotta, and parmesan cheese. set aside
4
sear Italian sausage in sauce pan and add your favorite spag. sauce. ( sorry husband wont give out ''HIs'' recipe for that)cover and simmer till cooked threw.
5
in a sauté pan cook shallots till translucent and then add s and p, the spinach and cream and reduce by half to thicken.
6
add a few spoonful's or so of the creamed spinach into the baking pan so the shells wont stick, jus enough to cover the bottom.
7
then combine the creamed spinach and ricotta together and let the stuffing begin.
a big tip is to not over stuff the shells, I use about a spoon full.
8
bake uncovered for about 20-30 minutes, or until its set.
take out let stand for 5 minutes and eat and enjoy!

a crusty bread is great with it as well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids