Creamy, rich cheese and herb-filled shell pasta baked in a hearty and robust meat sauce. Ricotta Stuffed Shells with sausage marinara is a simple comfort food meal that wows and can feed a crowd.

a crowd pleaser

Step 1

Cook the pasta to just al dente - even a little under is ok. Let them cool on parchment-lined sheet trays. Combine cheeses, egg, garlic, and seasoning.

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cook the pasta

Step 2

Fill the shells with the ricotta mixture. A piping bag or plastic bag is recommended. Just cut the tip off the bag and squeeze into each shell.

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stuff the shells

Step 3

Brown the sausage in hot oil. Add chopped kale and cook, stirring frequently. Once the greens start to wilt, pour in white wine. Stir in the marinara sauce.

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make the sauce

Step 4

Layer the sauce and shells together in an oven-safe pan. Top with sauce and mozzarella. Bake until the ricotta is thick and creamy and the cheese is melted.

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bake the shells

Serve & Enjoy!