The Homeplace

Here you will find recipes that will remind you of years gone by. Families love to get together and these recipes are some samplings of our gatherings at 'The Homeplace'.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Spinach Stuffed Jumbo Shells

It takes a bit of time compared to what I usually like to take to prepare a meal but we all love it, including the kids. I never thought that the kids would be asking for a second helping of spinach!! :)

20 Jumbo shells
1 lb Italian sausage
2 Eggs
2 Cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 Cup dry Bread Crumbs
10 oz frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed
Salt & pepper to taste
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Garlic powder

Tomato Sauce:
28 oz canned Stewed Tomatoes
1 Cup Onion, chopped
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Basil
5 1/2 oz Tomato paste

Cook jumbo shells as directed. Stir in a bit of oil so the pasta will not stick together and tear when you are working with it later; drain. Set aside.

Filling: Remove casings from sausage. Scramble-fry meat. Drain and set aside.
Beat eggs lightly in bowl. Add remaining ingredients.
Add sausage meat. Mix together.
Stuff Jumbo Shells being careful not to tear. Set aside.

Tomato Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, stirring often, until sauce has thickened (approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

Spoon enough sauce into bottom of pan to cover. Use large enough pan to hold jumbo shells close together in single layer. Put jumbo shells in pan. Pour remaining sauce over shells. Bake covered in 350 F oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 minutes more.



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