Pizza Stuffed Shells

Pizza Stuffed Shells – jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese, sausage and pepperoni ,topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella – SO good! Kids and adults gobble this up!! Can make ahead of time and freeze for later.

Pizza Stuffed Shells - jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese, sausage and pepperoni ,topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella - SO good! Kids and adults gobble this up!! Can make ahead of time and freeze for later.

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 - jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese, sausage and pepperoni ,topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella - SO good! Kids and adults gobble this up!! Can make ahead of time and freeze for later.

Pizza Stuffed Shells - jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese, sausage and pepperoni ,topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella - SO good! Kids and adults gobble this up!! Can make ahead of time and freeze for later.


Yield: serves 6 to 8

Pizza Stuffed Shells

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:

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

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Cook jumbo pasta shells according to package. Drain and cool.
  3. Combine sausage, pepperoni, cottage cheese, and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  4. 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)
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly.

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Comments

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

    Enjoy!

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

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

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