Friday, June 19, 2020

Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage and Caramelized Onion Marinara

So much cheese.

IMG_0416I made these per my beau’s request.

He is pretty much game for anything if at that place is lots of cheese together with heart and soul involved.

They turned out awesome. This sauce would be bully on its own amongst spaghetti or penne if you lot are non into filled pastas.

Serves six-eight

Prep time: xxx minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

-1 12 oz. box of jumbo pasta shells

-one medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

-iii cloves garlic, finely chopped

-i.5 lbs. hot Italian sausage

-ane tsp. dried basil

-1/two tsp. dried thyme

-one/ii tsp. dried oregano

-ane/iv tsp. cherry pepper flakes

-1/4 tsp. fennel seeds

-ii bay leaves

-ii (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes (the Italian brands are the best)

-ane (vi oz.) tin can Lycopersicon esculentum paste

-table salt and pepper to sense of taste

-olive petroleum

-2 (fifteen oz.) containers whole milk ricotta cheese

-i c. grated parmesan cheese

-2 T. fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped

-2 T. fresh basil, chopped

-3 egg yolks

-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

-table salt together with pepper to sense of taste

Bring a large pot of water to boil, as well as make pasta shells for 6-seven minutes, until a few minutes less than al dente. You desire them to live slightly undercooked since they will fix more than inwards the oven. Once finished, take shells from pot amongst a slotted spoon, as well as place on an oiled baking canvas to cool, so they don’t stock together.

Preheat oven to 350℉. Heat a large skillet with a good for you drizzle (2-3 T. of olive petroleum) to medium/high oestrus. Sauté onions together with garlic alongside a dash of common salt as well as pepper for six-viii minutes or until caramelized and aureate. Add sausage, breaking up with a spatula, and saute for an additional v minutes or until cooked through and browned.

Add dried basil, thyme, oregano, cherry pepper flake, fennel, and bay leaves to sausage mixture, and saute for an additional one-two minutes. Add tomato plant sauce as well as glue, as well as gustatory modality to flavor alongside additional salt too pepper. Cover, and permit simmer on medium depression.

Make the cheese filling. Combine ricotta, parmesan, fresh basil and parsley, egg yolks, and salt in addition to pepper in a medium mixing bowl, as well as stir to combine, folding alongside a safety spatula. Place nearly 3 cups of sauce inwards the bottom of a nine×xiii baking dish. Fill the shells alongside almost two tablespoons of the mixture each, together with home filled shells inward the sauced baking dish. Fill all of the shells, too they should just match inwards the pan. You power have a few extra. Top with remaining sauce, and and then ii cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. AND another handful of parmesan if desired. (I totally did).

Bake for 25-thirty minutes, or until the top is bubbly as well as aureate. Serve, too summit with more chopped parsley as well as more than grated parm, if desired.

IMG_0414You know you lot desire to.