Italiano Sausage Stuffed Shells
- serves 0
A taste of Italy comes through this Sausage Stuffed Shells recipe.
Courtesy of Black Diamond
20 jumbo pasta shells
1 Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
4 hot Italian sausages
¼ cup (60 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup (125 mL) Beatrice sour cream
1 ¼ cup (310 mL) Black Diamond Italiano Shredded Cheese
2 cup (500 mL) pasta sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water, set aside.
2. In a large pot, on medium heat, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes.
3. Slice sausages in half lengthwise. Remove meat from the skins (discard the outer casing) and add to the onion/garlic mixture.
4. Continue to cook, stirring often to break up the meat until sausage is completely cooked (approx. 20 minutes).
5. Remove from heat, place mixture in a large bowl and let cool.
6. Combine sausage mixture with fresh parsley, sour cream, 1 cup Black Diamond Italiano Shredded Cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well.
7. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
8. Spread half the pasta sauce in a 13" x 9" oven proof casserole dish.
9. Stuff each shell with the sausage/cheese mixture and place shells in dish open side up in a single layer.
10. Spoon pasta sauce over the top and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
11. Bake the shells for 30 minutes or until the shells are heated through and cheese is melted.
12. Tip: Filling can be made ahead of time and kept in fridge or freezer.