Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Ground Beef, Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

Sep 3, 2012

Ground Beef, Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Shells Recipe

This is one of those recipes I posted when I first started blogging. Since it's a favorite of mine, I knew I had to do a new and updated post to share this awesome recipe with everyone again! The original post is here.

My Step-Mom and Dad had a couple exchange students from Korea staying with them for a week and I was super excited to have them over for dinner! I decided to make this recipe because the flavor is amazing and it serves quite a few people! Everyone loved them and we even had leftovers.

 We ate salad and Mini Garlic Monkey Breads for the sides. It was a perfect meal and it was so nice to hang out with Nary and Jay, the exchange students, and of course my family!

Here is Nary's photo of her plate!

Hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

Ground Beef, Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Shells (print recipe)

What you need:

1/2 cup onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
4 ounces fresh white mushrooms, chopped
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2- 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
1- 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
4 cups tomato juice
1 tablespoon sugar 
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

1-12 ounce package jumbo shells, cooked according to package directions
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese for topping
parmesan cheese, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, cook onions, garlic, ground beef, sausage, Italian seasoning and mushrooms until meat is browned and onions are tender. Add mozzarella, stir until cheese is melted and remove from heat.

Meanwhile in a large saucepan, saute onions and garlic in olive oil for about 10 minutes over medium heat until onions are tender. Reduce heat and add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.

 Add one cup of sauce to the ground beef and sausage mixture and stir. Remove from heat.

Spread some sauce in the bottoms of a 9x13 and 8x8 inch glass baking dishes.

Stuff each shell by scooping meat and cheese mixture until full. Set in baking dish and repeat. I usually have a few extra shells leftover. Pour remaining sauce over shells and top each dish with shredded Mozzarella. 

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until cheese is browned and sauce is bubbling.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top when serving!

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On the blog...
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This recipe was shared at:
Beef Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
The Bulletin Board at Mrs Happy Homemaker
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Scrumptious Sunday at Addicted to Recipes
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh Meals
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff
Foodie Friday at Simple Living
Weekend Potluck at Sunflower Supper Club
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes for my Boys
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursday at Mandatory Mooch
Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds
Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training


  1. This looks like a wonderful meal for company! My husband really like Italian food, so this would definitely be a hit at our house :) Pinning it!

    1. Thanks for pinning Jamie! This is at the top of my list of favorites!

    2. I know it would be a hit with my family! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends!

  2. I love stuffed shells and this looks like a great recipe that I will be trying soon. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

  3. Hi Sheena,
    This looks like a great dish to carry us into fall. Your recipe is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This looks like a good recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to try this.

    1. Hope you like it Patricia! It's so good! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Sheena,
    Yum! This looks amazing. I haven't made stuffed shells in forever. I think I might try these tonight. Thanks for sharing the recipe at Creative Thursday :)

    1. Thanks Michelle! This is my all time favorite meal! Thanks for hosting!

  6. These look like a great dinner choice!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi


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