Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells – With Smoked Paprika Seasoned Smoked Garlic
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Sausage, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells - With Smoked Paprika Seasoned Smoked Garlic

Ingredients

1 package (12 oz.) jumbo pasta shells

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped Smoked Paprika Seasoned Smoked Shallots
3/4 lb. bulk sweet Italian sausage
2 cloves Smoked Paprika Seasoned Smoked Garlic, minced
1 large egg
15 oz. whole or part-skim ricotta cheese
1 box (9 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 jar (32 oz.) tomato sauce with basil

 


Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add pasta shells and cook according to package instructions. Drain shells in a colander and rinse under cold water. Set on paper towels to try.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add Smoked Paprika Seasoned Smoked Shallots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes more), stirring frequently and breaking it into smaller pieces as you go. Add Smoked Paprika Seasoned Smoked Garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Remove pan from heat and allow sausage to cool.
In a small bowl, lightly beat egg. Add ricotta, spinach, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, salt, pepper and the cooled sausage mixture, and stir until blended.
Spread 1 cup of tomato sauce over the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish. Fill pasta shells with sausage-cheese mixture and arrange in a single layer. Spread remaining tomato sauce over stuffed shells. Cover dish with foil and bake until hot and bubbling, about 30 minutes.
Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes longer.


Acknowledgements

Based on a recipe by tablespoon.com


SMOKED GARLIC

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SMOKED SHALLOTS

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