Entrees, Traditions

Cheesey Stuffed Shells-Crockpot simple (kid approved)

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!

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