Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Meal, Dinner)

Broccoli-Sausage Stuffed Shells


Spicy Italian sausage kicks up the heat—and the flavor—in this super-delish stuffed pasta.


Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 4


  • 15 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 1/2 c. ricotta
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 head broccoli, florets removed
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. marinara


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta shells until al dente. Drain, then let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until golden and cooked through, breaking up with the back of a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together cooked sausage, ricotta, mozzarella, and broccoli and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour marinara in bottom of oven-proof skillet or baking dish. Stuff shells with ricotta mixture and arrange in dish.
  5. Bake until mixture is warmed through, 15 to 20 minutes.

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