Pizza Stuffed Shells with tender noodles filled with a “pizza supreme” mixture and layered with sauce, pepperoni and cheese.
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I hope you guys will LOVE these easy, pizza stuffed shells as much as my family does. The steps are easy. Start by cooking a box of jumbo pasta shells in a large pot of boiling water. These should be easy to find at your local grocery store.
Once the shells are cooled you can place them on a sheet pan to cool so that they don’t stick together. If you’re in a pinch for time you could cook the shells and make the filling a day in advance.
Fill the tender cooked pasta shells as full as you can with the tastiest meat mixture. If you love supreme pizzas (or even if you don’t!) you will LOVE the filling in these yummy shells. A beef/sausage combo with peppers, onions, cheese and olives. Then, smother the shells in sauce, cheese and pepperoni’s. YUMMMMMM!
There’s something about stuffed shells that’s just completely comforting and happy! They’re fun and different than your typical pasta dinner–especially with a pizza-like filling.
I’m pretty sure these Pizza Stuffed Shells will be a hit with everyone in your family, no matter their age. What’s not to love? Tender pasta shells stuffed with a pizza supreme filling of cheese, sausage, peppers, onions and olives, topped with your favorite red sauce and extra cheese.
MAKE AHEAD AND FREEZER DIRECTIONS:
This recipe makes for an excellent freezer meal. Assemble the dish following the recipe directions but don’t bake them! Consider using a disposable container or aluminum pan. Once the meal is assembled, cover it with a layer of plastic wrap and then a double layer of aluminum foil.
Freeze this meal for up to 2 months! When your ready to enjoy it, remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw in the fridge for 24 hours. remove the plastic wrap, cover it back up with tinfoil, and baked 45 minutes or until warmed through and bubbly. Remove the tinfoil for 15 minutes before it’s finished baking to allow the cheese to get bubbly!
Consider trying these stuffed shell recipes:
Pizza Stuffed Shells
- 12 ounce box Jumbo pasta shells
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound pork sausage
- 1/2 bell pepper any color, chopped
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 small can sliced olives
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 24 ounce jars marinara pasta sauce (*or 5-minute pizza sauce)
- 4 ounces pepperoni chopped
- 1 heaping cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cook jumbo shells according to package instructions, until al-dente. Drain from water and lay out on a large dish to cool, so that they don't stick together.
- Meanwhile, brown ground beef and sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove grease.
- Add cooked meat to a large mixing bowl. Add chopped bell pepper, onion, parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic, olives, and ½ cup of marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spread a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of a 9x13'' or similar size pan.
- Add a heaping spoonful of meat mixture into each jumbo shell, filling them very full, and line them up along the bottom of a 9x13'' or similar size pan.
- Spoon remaining sauce evenly over the noodles. Top with chopped pepperoni's and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- You might also like Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells!
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