Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe

Amazing Sausage Stuffed Jumbo Shells Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe

Enjoy Italian food heaven with this Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe. You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe. The spices and sauce blend well and leave you begging for more.

Lasagna is a favorite in our household, but sometimes we want something a little different. Once we were invited to some friends house for dinner and the hostess served us Sausage Stuffed Shells. I immediately fell in love at the very first bite. The sausage just takes the pasta dish to a whole new level. My mouth is watering, just thinking about it!

Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

The Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe has become a staple in our home. We make sure to keep it in our rotation of regular meals.


Make the Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe as a Freezer Meal

Finding freezer meals that actually taste good can sometimes be difficult.  I recommend if you plan to use it as a freezer meal, to make sure and thaw it properly or it will take forever to cook.  I made the mistake of taking out of the freezer at lunch and trying to cook it for supper and it was sort of a disaster!  Best case scenario is to place it in the fridge the night before you plan to bake it.

It is a great meal gift! The Sausage Stuffed Shells are also a wonderful meal for someone who just had a baby, a college kid or someone who had a death in the family recently.  They can eat it right way or toss it in the freezer for an easy meal later on. Plus, this meal is a little different that the normal casseroles and regular lasagna’s people normally give. People love this meal, so except lots of compliments and people asking for the recipe.

italian stuffed shells recipe

The thing I love the most about this Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe (besides the sausage) is the cheese! I love the cottage cheese with the mozzarella and the Parmesan all together. Cheese is literally one of my favorite foods ever. With this recipe, there is plenty of that gooey and delicious cheese to go around.

You can really personalize these by adding or omitting any of the ingredients. You could add other kinds of cheese, mushrooms, black olives or even diced tomatoes. The options are endless!

Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe


  • 20 - 25 Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 1/2 lbs. sausage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 - 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of tomato paste
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 (16 oz.) package of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Boil pasta in large pot with water and add salted butter (to prevent sticking). Cook for 5-7 minutes. You want pasta to remain slightly firm and not mushy.
  3. Brown sausage, onions and garlic cloves. Drain meat.
  4. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt, oregano and garlic powder. Simmer for 5 - 7 minutes.
  5. Beat eggs in mixing bowl.
  6. Add cottage cheese, 3/4 of the mozzarella, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
  7. Once shells have finished cooking, add spoonfuls of the cheese mixture to shells.
  8. Place them in 9 x 13 pan.
  9. Pour sausage mixture over the top and bake for 25 - 35 minutes.
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Delicious Freezer Burritos

Easy and Delicious Freezer Burritos

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe, try these Delicious Freezer Burritos.  Like most moms, I am very busy and it is hard to make a nice meal every single night. Several times a month I decide to make food ahead of time and put it in the freezer for a quick and easy meal. That way on those busy dance nights we don’t always feel like we have to eat out. This not only saves us time, but money as well.  Plus, I like to eat these for lunch instead of sandwiches all the time!

Freezer Burritos

In our home, anything that is evenly slightly Mexican gets us all on board!  I swear we could live off of beans, tortillas and cheese!  This recipe contains very few ingredients and it is super quick to whip up a batch to freeze or eat right away.


The best part about this recipe is that you can do several things to make it your own. I use original Rotel Tomatoes, but if you want a little more kick you could go with the Hot Rotel.  If you like onions or peppers, you could add some when you brown your hamburger.

Delicious Freezer Burritos


  • Package of Knorr Mexican Rice - prepared
  • 16 oz. can of refried beans (I use fat-free, but whatever kind you prefer)
  • 10 oz. can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 lb. hamburger browned and drained
  • 1 package of taco bell original seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 soft tortilla shells


  1. After browning hamburger, add package of taco bell seasoning using the directions on the package. Add refried beans and rotel to the hamburger mixture.
  2. I always stir it around and get it nice and hot.
  3. Once it is hot, take a tortilla shell and add as much rice as you want and top it with the hamburger mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Continue filling burritos until your run out of filling.
  6. Fold and serve immediately or let cool and prepare to place in the freezer.
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Now, to freeze these burritos let them cool and then tightly wrap them in aluminum foil. I like to put mine in gallon size freezer bags and I always write the date I made them. To warm them, place them on a microwave safe plate and cover with a paper towel. I usually heat them for 2-3 minutes until they are cooked through.

Add some tortilla chips and guacamole and you have a pretty tasty meal!  When you serve the burritos, they go so nicely with some sour cream, any kind of nacho cheese sauce or some picante sauce on top!  You can also add lettuce or tomato add to the delicious burritos.

Now you can just sit back and enjoy your Easy and Delicious Freezer Burritos. No need to worry about having to rush home to slave over the stove to make supper!