I am slowly trying to bank up some meals for the freezer for when baby Max is born. Right now I am just doubling recipes that I am having for dinner. This recipe I found off of pinterest and it's from Inspired Taste. Keep in mind that I doubled the recipe and I don't like ricotta cheese so I just used Parmesan instead. I also used sweet sausage and turkey sausage to be a little more healthy.
Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells-
- 16-18 jumbo pasta shells
- 1 pound fresh sausage links, casing removed
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 onion
- 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeeze dry
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook according to package directions. Drain well then add to ice water until ready to stuff. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little oil and onion and cook for a few minutes. Add sausage then use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage, cook 5-6 minutes until browned.
Add garlic and cook 30 seconds then add tomatoes and spinach; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in ricotta cheese.
They are time consuming to stuff, but definitely worth it.