Baked Sausage-Stuffed Shells

Baked Sausage-Stuffed Shells Author: Canadian Living Credits: Baked Sausage-Stuffed Shells

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2009

Ingredients

  • 16 jumbo pasta shells (half 340 g pkg)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 sweet green pepper finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups bottled tomatoes strained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 14 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, green pepper and garlic until softened, about 6 minutes. Transfer to bowl; stir in sausage, egg and parsley. Place heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) in each of the shells. Arrange in greased 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish.

In bowl, stir together tomatoes, oregano and salt ; spoon over stuffed shells. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; cover and bake in 425°F (220°C) oven for 20 minutes.

Uncover and bake until cheese is golden and instant-read digital thermometer inserted into centre of shell registers 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 1306 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 694.0
  • Total fat 42 g
  • Potassium 481 mg
  • Cholesterol 131 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 44 g

%RDI

  • Iron 42.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 51.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 23.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 48.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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