Lasagna Stuffed Shells

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Lasagna Stuffed Shells

serves 6

Cooking Time: 50 min

Ingredients:
1 (32-ounce) container ricotta cheese
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
2 eggs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pound cooked Italian sausage, crumbled
1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided
1 (12-ounce) package jumbo pasta shells, cooked according to package directions, drained

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in sausage until well combined.

3. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce evenly over bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each shell; place filled shells in baking dish.

4. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over filled shells, cover with aluminum foil, and bake 40 minutes.

5. Remove foil from dish, and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake 10 to 12 additional minutes, or until shells are heated through and cheese is golden and bubbling. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Start off this Italian feast with a favorite soup, our 4 Bean Minestrone, and you'll have a complete and memorable meal!

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