One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese

In one pot and under 45 minutes, prepare this Italian style Shells and Cheese recipe, filled with flavorful sausage, tomato sauce, and three cheeses!

Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe

There’s not much I love more than a big ol’ bowl of pasta, but when said bowl of pasta is made in one pot, in under an hour and it’s super cheesy and flavorful, I love it even more!

Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe

This Italian shells and cheese recipe was inspired by the popularity of cheesy pasta dishes on the blog, like Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne and Buffalo Crock Pot Mac & Cheese, it seems like you all love cheesy pasta recipes as much as I do, which is why I created another tasty one for you!

One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 12 oz small pasta shells
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz cream cheese (cubed)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (grated)

Add the olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, add the onion, sauté 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Add the Italian sausage and cook through, 7-9 minutes.

Add the pasta shells, chicken broth, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.

Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Remove the lid, add the cream cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.  Stir until the cheese melts into the dish, cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes.

Serve it up and garnish with a little fresh basil or parsley if you’d like!

One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe

Easy, breezy and totally cheesy 😉 This Italian twist on Shells and Cheese is sure to be a new family favorite!

One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe

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One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 12 oz small pasta shells
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz cream cheese (cubed)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (grated)

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, sauté 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  3. Add the Italian sausage and cook through, 7-9 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta shells, chicken broth, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.
  5. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  7. Remove the lid, add the cream cheese, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  8. Stir until the cheese melts into the dish, cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes.
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