Spinach & Sausage Stuffed Pasta Shells

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

Here is a good way to make a little meat go a long way. These are good enough to serve company! I found this recipe in a great little booklet called, Dinner on the Double, by Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water and drain again.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients, except spaghetti sauce, in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Fill each pasta shell with 3 tablespoons of filling.
  5. Place in a baking dish and top with spaghetti sauce.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees until heated through, about 30 minutes.
  7. To freeze: Freeze before baking.
  8. You may freeze individually wrapped shells without sauce, or freeze sauce-topped shells in baking dish.
Most Helpful

This was a great recipe. I made a healthier version using 50 % less fat sausage and low fat cheeses. Next time I will make this with ground turkey sausage, to cut the fat even more. Very tasty and filling. Made the whole recipe and froze half of it for a no prep second meal. For 2 people it was 4 meals.

Marykatherine December 10, 2001

I thought this was a decent recipe. I would use more spices to liven things up a bit and I omitted the cheddar cheese from the mix. It seemed a bit too velveta-ish with all those cheeses mixed together. I substituted some freshly grated Romano instead and the taste was great. Thanks

Paul Fisher October 31, 2001

AMAZING! Cooked italian sausage and frozen spinach leaves for this. Use food processor to minced sausage, spinach, onion, and garlic. Mixed with cheese in a bowl and then spooned into pasta shells. It was delicious and will go in my meal rotation. Love the ricotta cheese! Thanks for posting!

ChoCho August 10, 2009