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


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.

About this Recipe

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