Broccoli-Sausage Stuffed Shells

Broccoli-Sausage Stuffed Shells
Spicy Italian sausage kicks up the heat—and the flavor—in these super delicious stuffed shells.
  • 15 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1½ c. ricotta
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella
  • ½ head broccoli, florets removed
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c. marinara
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta shells until al dente. Drain, then return to pot and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cook sausage: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until golden and cooked through, breaking up with the back of a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together cooked sausage, ricotta, mozzarella, and broccoli and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour marinara [or other red jarred sauce] in bottom of oven-proof skillet or baking dish, then stuff shells with ricotta mixture and arrange in dish.
  5. Bake until mixture is warmed through, 18 to 20 minutes.