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Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Shells

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  Italian sausages 6 Ounce
  Egg 1
  Ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Boiling salted water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Swiss chard 10 Ounce, trimmed and chopped
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes in puree 28 Ounce, chopped (1 Can)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated

Remove casings from sausages.
Crumble meat into a wide frying pan and cook over medium heat until brown; pour off pan drippings.
Beat egg into ricotta, then combine with sausage, Parmesan, salt, and parsley.
Following package directions, cook giant shells or manicotti in a large kettle of boiling salted water until al dente.
Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
To prepare the Swiss chard sauce.
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium until hot. Add onion and garlic, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until tender.
Add tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring.
Add tomatoes with their puree and 1/4 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling on medium-high. Stir in Swiss chard.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
Remove cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes longer or until chard is tender and sauce is thickened slightly, stirring occasionally. Take pan off the heat.
To assemble, stuff pasta shells with sausage-cheese mixture.
Spread half the Swiss chard sauce in an 8-inch-square baking dish.
Arrange pasta side by side in sauce.
Spoon remaining sauce over top.
Bake, covered, in a 350° oven until hot and bubbly (about 30 minutes).
Sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1938 Calories from Fat 1173

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.4%

Saturated Fat 53.3 g266.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 508.6 mg169.5%

Sodium 5882.1 mg245.1%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g29.8%

Dietary Fiber 18.8 g75.1%

Sugars 45 g

Protein 98 g196.8%

Vitamin A 495.9% Vitamin C 369.6%

Calcium 159.4% Iron 69.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Shells Recipe