New Tra-Dish: Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells

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The following post is sponsored by Ragú®

Put a fun new spin on a classic recipe and make a New Tra-Dish! This one comes from Jessica from Savory Experiments, who came up with a great twist on the traditional dinner dish Sausage and Peppers.

And DROOL! Could her recipe for Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells look any more delicious? Doubtful!
Check it out below:
Ragú has been a household name since its initial debut in 1937.  As an Italian, I’m pretty picky about my sauce, or as some Italians call it, gravy.  Of course we would all love to make a home-cooked pot, but let’s face it, no one has the time these days!  
Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is made with 11 juicy tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated Romano cheese making it the  richest, thickest sauce available in a jar.   Better yet, there are TWO full servings of vegetables in just a 1/2 cup plus vitamin A and C!  Getting kids to eat their veggies has never been so easy.  
Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce isn’t limited to just making pasta and meatballs.  A few simple ingredients can transform a quick week night meal into a unique masterpiece, like my Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells, a marriage of two classic Italian dishes.  Eight ingredients and 40 minutes gives you a flavorful main course.  Add a side salad for a well-rounded and filling meal.  
Ragú Tra-Dish Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells 
Time: 40 minutes Serves: 4-6
Ingredients:
  • Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce
  • 12 ounce box jumbo shells
  • 4 links sausage, removed from casing  (turkey or pork, sweet or spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced 
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups Italian cheeses, shredded

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Boil a large pot of water, preferably a Dutch oven and add a small amount of salt (optional.)  When the water comes to a rolling boil, add shells and cook according to package directions, minus 1 minute.  Drain and rinse with cold water immediately.  Transfer to a paper towel lined cookie sheet with shells placed upside down to drain excess water.   

2.  While shells are boiling, brown sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook for 5 minutes, or until brown, breaking up with a spatula or spoon.  Remove sausage to a paper towel lined plate to drain excess grease.  Add olive oil, bell peppers and onion to the same hot skillet. Saute for 5-7 minutes or until soft.  Transfers to a mixing bowl. 

 3. Add browned sausage, Italian seasoning and 1 cup shredded Italian cheese to bell pepper mixture.  Toss to mix. 

4.  Spread a few spoons of  Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 dish.  Carefully fill each pasta shell with sausage mixture and place into the dish, fitting tightly so they are upright.  Cover with remaining Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce and 1 cup shredded Italian cheese. 

5.  Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.  Enjoy your  Ragú Tra-Dish Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Shells!

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