Stuffed Lumaconi Pasta Recipe with Ricotta and Sausage

Comfort food classic Stuffed Lumaconi Pasta Recipe with Ricotta and Sausage will make your belly happy! We added spinach to this recipe of sweet ricotta cheese and Italian sausage.  

Ingredient

– 1 package (453 g) Sweet Italian Ground Sausage – 1 package (454 g) lumaconi pasta shells – 2 cloves garlic, diced – ½ cup yellow onion, diced – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 recipe Classic Italian Tomato Sauce (Sugo al Pomodoro) – 1 egg, beaten – 1 cup cooked spinach, liquid removed and finely chopped – 1 container (454 g) of whole milk ricotta cheese – 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese, divided – 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided – ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1 tablespoon dried basil

Direction

Make one Sugo al Pomodoro recipe (or use your favourite jarred tomato sauce). Prepare spinach and set aside. Start with a 350-degree oven. 

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Add oil to a large skillet and cook the onion for 3 minutes until translucent. Add sausage and garlic and cook over medium-high heat until pork is no longer pink; drain. 

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Cook ground sausage into smaller pieces. Cooking until crispy is my preference. Let chill. Mix egg, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil and sausage in a large bowl. Set aside.

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 As the water boils, add salt to a large pot. Follow the directions on the package to cook the pasta shells until they are al dente. Drain them and put them on a clean tea towel so they don't stick together while you stuff each one.

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Put olive oil on the sides and bottom of a 3-quart baking dish. Put half of the tomato sauce that you made into the baking dish. Mix the meat and cheese together and put the shells in the baking dish that has been prepared. 

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Some shells may need to be stacked in order to fit in the baking dish. It depends on how you arrange them. Cover the shells with the rest of the tomato sauce. 

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Add the rest of the Parmigiano and mozzarella cheeses. Put it in the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the sauce bubbles and the cheese melts.

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also see

also see

Sugo al Pomodoro Recipe