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stuffed pasta shells

(1 rating)
Recipe by
leah wells
Indianapolis, IN

Quick, and easy but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For stuffed pasta shells

  • 2 c
  • 16 oz
  • 16 oz
  • 1 lb
    frozen spinach (thawed)
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 3/4 lb
    italian sausage, sweet
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lg
  • 1 lg
    box large or extra large pasta shells
  • 1 lg
    spaghetti sauce

How To Make stuffed pasta shells

  • 1
    Bring water and salt to boil and add pasta shells. Cook to desired tenderness
  • 2
    Brown groundbeef, italian sausage and onion chopping as you cook. Drain and let cool
  • 3
    combine ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella and mix together (Using hands in the easiest way to combine)
  • 4
    drain spinach and add to cheese mixture
  • 5
    Add egg to the cheese and spiniach mixing untill well combined
  • 6
    add cooled meat mixture (ensure meat is cooled so as not to melt the cheese) and mix until well combined
  • 7
    in a baking dish add enough spaghetti sauce to cover bottom of dish
  • 8
    using a spoon fill each shell with cheese and meat mixture arranging in a single layer in baking dish
  • 9
    Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over the stuffed shells and cover in a layer of mozarella or italian cheese
  • 10
    Back at 350 for one hour until cheese is melted and bubbley

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