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Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe - Flavorful sausage and herb ricotta cheese mixture is stuffed inside pasta shells and topped with flavorful marinara and cheese!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 540kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausages removed from caseins
  • 1 jar Marinara sauce get high quality
  • 2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs and seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 12 jumbo pasta shells cooked
  • 1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: Chopped parsley for garnish


  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°.
  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Crumble and cook italian sausage in pan until browned through. Set aside.
  • Spray your baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread 1/3 of the marinara sauce on the bottom of the dish.
  • In a large bowl, stir together crumbled and cooked sausage, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, the egg yolk, Italian herbs and seasoning, garlic powder and salt and pepper until well combined.
  • Carefully begin to stuff pasta shells with filling (about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons each) and add to the bottom of the baking dish on top of the sauce.
  • Once all are stuffed and arranged in the dish, pour the rest of the marinara sauce on top and finish by sprinkling cheese over the dish.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes then remove cover and allow to bake and brown for additional 10 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.


Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1242mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 2.4mg