These easy stuffed shells are perfect for weekend entertaining, Sunday dinner and even simple enough for weeknight dinners. The whole family loves them!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Keyword easy stuffed shells, stuffed pasta shells, stuffed shells with meat
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 50minutes
26ouncejar pasta sauce
2boxes dry Shellslarge about 50
1cupfresh grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2cupshredded mozzarella cheese
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1/4teaspoonLawry’s Garlic Salt
1/2cupfresh grated Parmesan cheese
4cupsshredded fresh mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Pour 1/2 cup pasta sauce into bottom of two 9 x 13 inch baking dishes.
Brown sausage in large skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbled. Add sausage to the remaining pasta sauce stirring to combine.
Cook shells according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside while you prepare the ricotta. Be sure not to overcook shells as they will break. Once drained I like to place onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray to keep them from sticking to each other.
Place Ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, salt, pepper and garlic salt into a large bowl, stirring to combine. Scoop about 2 tablespoons into each cooked shell and place side by side into the baking dish. You can place seam side down or up. I place mine down. Top each baking dish with shells with a few tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese, then spoon meat sauce evenly over each shell. Top with fresh shredded mozzarella cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes, until hot and melted. Before serving top with sliced fresh basil.