Crockpots Rock for working mommas! I love this simple recipe you can pre-prep the night before. Kids love the question… one shell or two?.
I like sweet italian sausage but this is great as a vegetarian option or standard hamburger.
- Sweet italian sausage
- Large shell noodles
- Ricotta cheese quart container
- Mozzarella cheese (1 pound shread)
- Fresh parmasean
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- Tablespoon parsley fresh chopped or dry
- 1/2 tsp blk pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 4 cups sauce (see hommade tomato or basic jarred) this is fast and easy
- Fresh spinach leaves
Brown sausage and drain… mix in sauce and simmer while you prep. Add two dried bayleaves for that homecooked flavor.
Cook large shell noodles to package direction. I like to spread them on wax paper to cool so handling in easier.
Mix ricotta, egg, seasonings and 1/2 mozzatella cheese.
Assemble in large oval crock pot (or 10×16 glass dish if baking)
Sauce bottom of crock pot with one cup of sauce.
Stuff shells with a leaf of spinach then a full table spoon of cheese and lay in uniform across sauce. Pour remainder if sauce over shells. Top with remaining cheese.
Cover with foil then glass lid.
Bake on low setting if morning start or high if you are able to do a shorter cook window.
Serve eith crusty bread and salad. Yum!
Published by Gritcooking- A Southern Girls Taste
I was raised on a large farm in a small community of Long Shop, Virginia. Just a stones throw from Blacksburg, Va and a short drive to the WV boarder. I grew up appreciating Appalachia cooking with low budgets and home grown veggies. What honestly tastes better than a warm tomato out of the garden sliced fat with salt and pepper? Maybe a bowl of good brown pinto beans and cornbread. Or even better grilled trout fresh caught from the creek!
My childhood was a dream... and what has made my passion for food- sharing good meals with good friends and loved ones.
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