Super Spicy Stuffed Sausage Shells

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

These stuffed shells are amazing! These are a staple in our house. Serve with a salad and fresh garlic bread for a great complete meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, cook chopped sausage until browned and cooked thoroughly inside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except marinara sauce(reserve 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese). Add salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked sausage to mixture.
  5. Drain pasta when it is al dente.
  6. Pour about 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x12 baking pan.
  7. Pick up one shell at a time and carefully stuff 1-2 tablspoons of the mixture into the shell. Place the stuffed shells next to one another inside the baking dish.
  8. Pour the remaining marinara sauce all over the tops of the stuffed shells.
  9. Cover dish with foil and bake approximately 40 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling.
  10. In the remaining 5 minutes, sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 parmesan cheese on top.
  11. Serve hot!
Most Helpful

We all really liked this. I thought it might take more shells, and cooked a whole 1 lb box, but I only used about 1/2, just like the recipe said. I added some fresh basil, too. Made it in the morning and cooked it for dinner.

jane49423 June 13, 2010

OMG - totally YUM! This doubled well-though I ran abit short on the ricotta & abit over on the Italian sausage. After steaming the sausages in a covered pan I used the trusty 20 yo Cuisinart to shred the sausages - nice texture using shredder w/spindle attachment. I froze 1/2 on a cookie sheet then put in freezer bag for quick smaller meals & covered the other 1/2 with The Sopranos' Marinara Sauce. Covered the top with shredded smoked mozzarella & bellissimo! Thank you Super San Mateo Chefs for a real keeper!

Buster's friend April 18, 2007