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Friday, June 14, 2013

Pizza Stuffed Shells

These stuffed shells were so delicious. I usually make just cheese stuffed shells, but this time I added sausage and pepperoni to make pizza stuffed shells. We both loved them. Chicken Legs said he actually prefers these shells to our usual stuffed shells.  Feel free to add any other of your favorite pizza toppings like onion, pepper, mushrooms or ham.  Anything goes! This is also a great dish to make ahead and freeze. I like to divide this into two 8-inch pans and bake one and freeze the other.

Pizza Stuffed Shells
(Printable Recipe)

  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 1/2 lb sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped pepperoni
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 21 jumbo shells
  • 1 jar (26oz) spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Cook jumbo pasta shells according to package. Drain and cool.

Combine sausage, pepperoni, cottage cheese, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

Stuff pasta shells with cheese mixture and place in prepared baking dish. Top with spaghetti sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese. (Can freeze at this point)

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly.

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  1. Did you use regular pork sausage or Italian sausage? Just curious because I don't particularly like the taste of Italian sausage...

  2. Terri - I used regular pork sausage in this particular recipe. You can use either one. Enjoy!

  3. Hi Stephanie - is it possible to use Ricotta cheese vs. Cottage cheese? I'm not a fan of Cottage cheese. Thanks!

  4. Lisa - you can substitute ricotta for the cottage cheese. I am not a cottage cheese fan either - I only eat it baked in pasta dishes.


  5. These were delicious...a big hit with the whole family, even the 7 yr old who usually doesn't care for stuffed shells.

  6. Loved it! My husband was making suggestions for the next time I make it!

  7. As a time saver you could use already cooked sausage crumbles and diced pepperoni. Look for these in the fridge section where like the pepperoni would be. I wanna try these they look amazing!

    1. Great time saving tips! I usually brown all my hamburger meat and sausage on Sunday and throw it in the freezer.


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