Easy Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe With Garlic Cream Sauce by Donna John

Pasta Dinner
a month ago
Easy Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe With Garlic Cream Sauce

A few simple ingredients transforms pasta shells into a rich, creamy and memorable meal for family or dinner guests. The garlic cream sauce is a showstopper and smells heavenly wafting from the oven as it bakes. This creamy sausage and spinach stuffed shells recipe is a keeper! You have got to try this easy stuffed shells recipe tonight. Trust me.

Serve this stuffed shells recipe with a salad. You could use turkey Italian sausage instead of regular Italian sausage. Be sure to squeeze as much water as possible out of the spinach before mixing it into the filling. 

Cuisine: Italian/American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 box (10 ounces) jumbo shells
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds bulk Italian sausage (spicy or mild) 
  • 1 box (10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese (divided)

Garlic Cream Sauce

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Here's how to make it:

  1. Boil the pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. For the garlic cream sauce, add the heavy cream and garlic to a small pot. Simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened and reduced, about 15 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt, to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. While the sauce simmers, brown the sausage in a skillet until cooked through. Add the spinach and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
  4. Stuff the cooked shells with the sausage mixture and place into a baking dish that's been oiled lightly with  olive oil or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Pour the garlic cream sauce over the top. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  7. Cover with  aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes.

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Cassiday
Deliciousness! 😋
Donna John
It really was good! The sauce would be good over anything. I did put too much meat in mine. The next time I make them going to be more heavy handed with the spinach and a little less sausage.
Donna Gates Graham
Donna John looks really good. I need to make it.
Donna John
It was really good. Eating leftovers for lunch as we "speak." :-) Donna Gates Graham
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Mmmmm! Amazing flavors, I can smell it from here. A must-make! Thanks for sharing the yum, Donna John !

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