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Stuffed Cheesy Pizza Shells

  • Author: Kitschen Cat
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 lb large pasta shells
  • 1/2 lb italian sausage
  • 4 oz chopped pepperoni
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jar Thick and Hearty Traditional Homestyle Ragu


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and then drain and set aside on parchment paper.
  2. In large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink in the center. Add in pepperoni, onion, and bell pepper. Stir and cook over medium heat until veggies are soft.
  3. While veggies and sausage are cooking, stir together ricotta, eggs, parsley, mozzarella, 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  4. Fold in veggies and sausage mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and pour half of Thick and Hearty Traditional Homestyle Ragu into 9 x 13 baking dish.
  6. Fill shells with cheese mixture and place open side up in baking dish. Repeat with remaining shells and then top with remaining pasta sauce.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese, and broil for 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly and pasta is starting to brown on the edges.