Monday, March 25, 2013

stuffed sausage&spinach shells...

Lately I've been in a rut on what to make for dinner...I like easy, quick, healthy, and yummy recipes...but sometimes I have an urge to take some "me time" and really cook in the kitchen...even if I have a toddler pulling on my leg the entire time because he can't see what I'm doing.

I've seen a recipe for sausage and spinach shells floating around the pinterest world, and I'd thought I'd give it a try. I actually didn't even look at a recipe, but just went with the title "sausage and spinach shells"...and made it my own with what I had at hand in the kitchen. Luckily they turned out amazing, and the hubby has asked for them again...already... and it's only been a week.

Stuffed Sausage and Spinach Shells


  • 1 box of jumbo shells [you may not use them all]
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen spinach [thawed and squeeze dry]
  • 1/2 block of cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  •  Cook jumbo pasta shells as directed on back of the box. When finished cooking, drain and then set the shells in in a bowl of ice water.
  • Cook sausage in a large sauce pan until browned.
  • Add garlic, tomatoes and spinach [make sure your spinach is thawed and has been squeezed dry]
  • Stir in cream cheese and an egg...[I've also heard of using ricotta cheese- whatever your preference.]
  • Fill your chilled, jumbo shells with your filling [try and get as much excess water out of shells] and arrange them in a baking dish (I used a 9x13). Sprinkle your mozzarella shredded cheese on top of the shells.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges are turning brown. ENJOY!


  1. Looks SO ridiculously yummy!!!!
    Stephanie :)

  2. Looks Delish, I'm going to have to try this out.


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