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sausage stuffed shells
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5 from 3 votes

30 Minute Sausage Stuffed Shells

An easy to make, flavorful fall meal. Made with Italian sausage, herbs, and 3 cheese these shells are rich in flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: sausage stuffed shells, stuffed shells, stuffed shells recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 287cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers


  • 1 box Barilla Jumbo Shells
  • Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1 cup Galbani Mozzarella for Easy Shredding
  • 1 cup Galbani Ricotta
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup fo Barilla Meat Sauce
  • Basil for serving
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1 pinch salt for pasta water


  • Boil pasta in water with your pinch of salt until al dente
  • Place Johnsonville Sausage Links in a frying pan or on the Sizzling Grill made especially for these sausages by Johnsonville. If cooking in a pan, cook over med heat until browned throughout ( about 8-10 mins)
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, and cottage cheeses. Add in the dried herbs
  • Once the sausage are cooked throughout, let them rest for 1-2 mins and then slice them into small chunks.
  • Add them to the cheese mixture.
  • Once pasta shells are done, rinse them in cold water, and then strain them
  • Fill each shell with the sausage cheese mixture and line them in a baking dish.
  • Once done, cover in sauce and shred approx. one cup of the mozzarella over the shells.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and 350 and then serve with some bread and salad-enjoy!


Serving: 8g | Calories: 287cal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg