Shells for Albert

Laurie Gordon


Our friend, Al, was kind enough to cover coaching our youth running program while we were at my parents' 50th Anniversary party. I wanted to make him dinner to say thank you and using what I had on hand, created this recipe. Don't worry about the crazy combination... it works and tastes phenomenal. Have received many compliments on the flavor and people can't pin point what it is. What it is is the rather funky combination !


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 box
    jumbo shells
  • 1 small
    red onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, diced
  • ·
    cooking spray
  • 1/4 c
    white wine
  • 1 pkg
    weight control banana bread oatmeal
  • 1/4 c
    french's fried onions, crushed
  • 3
    links brown and serve sausage, defrosted and broken into small pieces
  • 1/4 c
    light sour cream
  • 1
  • 1 large
    handful grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar(s)
    red pasta sauce

How to Make Shells for Albert


  1. Spray a 9 x 11 baking pan with cooking spray & preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook shells according to package and drain thoroughly.
  3. Spray a small sautee pan with cooking spray and sautee red onion and garlic in white wine until transparent and wine has evaporated. Set aside to cool.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and add in cooled onion/garlic combo.
  5. Stuff shells with filling and arrange in prepared pan.
  6. Gently pour sauce over shells.
    Spray the inside of foil with cooking spray and cover tightly (spraying it will prevent shells from sticking).
  7. Bake for 1 hour
    Serve warm with crusty bread and a salad.

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About Shells for Albert

Course/Dish: Pasta

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