"Healthified" Sausage Stuffed Shells

1
Susan Dahl

By
@catlover55

I made this without using the low-fat ingredients. It's good either way. My boyfriend requests this every other week. I make the whole batch of the the sausage mixture, but then only cook 12 shells and freeze the rest of the sausage mixture. Next time I want it , all I have to do is defrost the sausage mixture and make 12 shells.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

24
jumbo pasta shells
1 lb
ground lean spicy italian turkey sausage
1 box
9 oz.frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water removed
1
carrot, shredded
1
container low-fat ricotta cheese
2 c
shredded reduced-fat italian cheese blend
1/2 tsp
dried basil leaves

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350. Spray 13x9-inch (3 qt) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
2In 10-inch skillet, crumble sausage. cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain.
3In medium bowl, stir ricotta, 1 cup of the Italian cheese blend, the spinach and basil until well mixed. Stir in carrots and sausage.
4Spread about 1/2 cup of the pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish. Spoon about 3 tablespoons sausage mixture into each pasta shell. Arrange shells, filled sides up, on sauce in baking dish. pour remaining sauce over stuffed shells. Spray 15-inch piece of foil with cooking spray; cover shells with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. High altitude(3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375F.

About "Healthified" Sausage Stuffed Shells

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian