Pasta-themed meals —such as microwaveable macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles or the classic spaghetti with marinara sauce — seem to be prominent food sources in a college student’s life, mainly because they’re cheap and easy to make.
However, these cheese-stuffed pasta shells are a tasty alternative to the typical, and sometimes boring, noodle dishes. And you won’t waste any time, as they only take about 35 minutes to make.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: Approximately 30 minutes
1 box jumbo pasta shells
1/2 tomato, chopped (or marinara sauce, if you prefer)
1/2 package feta cheese
Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
2 Italian sausages
1. Fill a large saucepan with it water. Allow the water to boil. When it is boiling, add pasta shells.
2. Cook pasta on medium heat according to box time or for about 10 minutes. Allow the pasta to sit in the water until cooked through. Drain pasta, and set it aside.
2. Peel the outer layer of the sausages away and place the sausage filling into a frying pan. Cook this on medium heat, using a spatula to break the sausage into small pieces so it is ground.
3. Cook the sausages until no pink is showing.
4. Chop up the tomato. In a small bowl, mix together chopped tomato, feta cheese and sausage.
5. Once the pasta has somewhat cooled, using a spoon, fill the shells with the tomato mixture.
6. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place the shells on a pan and place them in the oven when ready, allowing them to bake for 20 minutes.
7. Once out of the oven, sprinkle the shells with Parmesan cheese, and serve.