Friday, June 27, 2008

Stuffed Shells....

1 pound Italian Sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen, chopped spinach, cooked and well drained
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg, beaten
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated parmaesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
20 jumbo shell noodles, cooked and drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a skillet, brown sausage and onion over medium heat, crumbling sausage as it cooks. Drain grease.

Transfer sausage mixture into a large bowl. Stir in spinach, cream cheese, and egg. Add 1 cup mozzarella, cheddar, cottage cheese, parmesan, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Mix well.

Stuff pasta shells with sausage and cheese mixture. Arrange shells in a greased 9x13x2 inch baking dish.

Pour prego evenly over shells. (I use about 2 tablespoons per shell... I don't measure just put as much as you want.)

Cover and bake shells in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

Uncover shells and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Return baking dish to the oven and bake until cheese melts. Let cool 5 minutes and serve.
**We really liked these...They are kind of heavy though, so next time I may leave out the cream cheese.**
***** I made these again and added half of the cream cheese and they were AMAZING!***