stuffed ricotta spinach shells w/ italian sausage

Deanne Sparks


serves 6-8
prep time 20
cook time 45

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20 Min
45 Min


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

How to Make stuffed ricotta spinach shells w/ italian sausage


  • 1preheat oven 375 380
  • 2cook pasta according to package directions, making sure to cook them at al dente. set aside to cool and drain
  • 3in mixing bowl prepare the cream cheese mix for a minute to soften, then add ricotta, and parmesan cheese. set aside
  • 4sear 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.
  • 5in a sauté pan cook shallots till translucent and then add s and p, the spinach and cream and reduce by half to thicken.
  • 6add 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.
  • 7then 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.
  • 8bake 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.

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About stuffed ricotta spinach shells w/ italian sausage

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