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Fonduta / Sausage stuffed shells (Giada De Laurentis recipe)

Fonduta / Sausage stuffed shells (Giada De Laurentis recipe)

Use to stuff shells OR just mix with pasta as a casserole (easier)

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 pound(s) Sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 clove(s) garlic
  • 1/4 cup(s) white wine for deglazing
  • 1/2 cup(s) ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup(s) thawed peas
  • 3/4 cup(s) whole milk
  • 1/2 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 3 cup(s) romano cheese
  • 1 pound(s) pasta Manicotti shells if filling vs other
  • 1 jar(s) marinara sauce
  • 3 cup(s) mozzarella cheese


a) Filling

1 pound sweet Italian sausage (removed from casing)

2 shallots

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup white wine for deglazing

cook sausage, shallots and garlic over medium high heat

once fully cooked - add wine and deglaze for 1-2 minutes

turn off heat

Add 1/2 cup ricotta and blend

add 3/4 cup thawed peas

ADD 1 CUP of the fonduta mixture (see below)

b) Cook 1 package of manicotti shells

after cooking - fill with sausage/pea/ricotta mixture

c) Fonduta

3/4 cup whole milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 cups romano cheese

heat to warm (not boil) over medium heat

ADD 1 CUP of this to sausage mixture - SAVE the rest for later

d) Bake

Line baking dish with marinara sauce

Next layer is filled manicotti shells

Cover with remaining fonduta

Place more marinara over this

cover with mozarella

Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (covered in foil)

Uncover and cook for 10 minutes more

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Fonduta / Sausage stuffed shells (Giada De Laurentis recipe) recipe