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Easy Skillet Stuffed Shells


18 jumbo pasta shells (about 6 oz.)

1 16oz ground pork

1 16oz ground mild Italian sausage

1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

3 cups marinara sauce (check out my recipe

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup of 6 Italian kinds of cheese (packaged), more for later in the cooking process.

1 cup of mild cheddar cheese

1 tsp of ground oregano

1 tsp of Italian seasoning

1 tsp of ground basil

2 tsp of ground parsley


Cook shells in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until very al dente, drain. Run under cold water to stop the cooking; and drain again.

Heat oil in a large skillet over high. Add ground pork, and sausage and cook until nicely browned about 8-10 minutes. Season with black pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and basil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for another 6-7 minutes. Transfer some of the meat to a pot with marinara sauce, and mix. Add the cheese to the meat with sauce and mix well.

Add the reserved marinara sauce to the skillet, and set aside.

Spoon about 1 Tb