Italian Sausage Stuffed Pasta Shells
1 package of jumbo pasta shells
2 tbsp butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 a yellow onion diced
1 pound of Italian sausage
3 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of black pepper
jar marinara sauce
Fresh Basil to garnish
Start by preheating the oven to 350°F (176°C).
Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook thersta shells until al dente
While shells are boiling, take a large skillet and melt butter. Add in garlic and onion andcook until the fragrant and onion are opec. Add in sausage and cook until it is cookedthrough. Add half the pasta sauce.
In another bowl mix together ricotta, parmesan cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, salt andpepper. Add ricotta mixture to the sausage mixture
Next, spoon the mixture into the cooked (and drained) pasta shells and place them in agreased baking dish.
Pour the remainder of the pasta sauce over top of shells until evenly saturated andsprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the pasta shells.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.Add fresh basil. Serve warm and enjoy!