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Baked Stuffed Shells

Delicious cheesy baked stuffed shell recipe.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Momma Lew

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Jumbo Shells
  • 30 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb ground italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2-3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 cans of 28oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella
  • parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain, rinse in cold water.
  2. Saute garlic in olive oil and then add sausage. Brown the sausage, breaking it into small pieces.
  3. Add red wine and let it simmer 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar and salt.
  5. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  8. While that is simmering, mix ricotta, 1/2 cup of Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper together.
  9. Spoon the bottom of a baking dish with sauce.
  10. Fill up each shell with the cheese mixture and then place in the baking dish open side down.
  11. Top with remaining sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until bubbling.