A Sunday Night Recipe

I love cooking on a Sunday. I have time to do prep work and bake and make things from scratch.Its also a great time to plan meals for the rest of the week. Tonight I want to share with you my Italian turkey sausage and spinach stuffed shells in a vodka cream sauce.

To start you will take 1 pound of Italian Turkey Sausage and brown it in a skillet with olive oil and chopped fresh garlic. You will then add in 1 box of thawed chopped spinach, mushrooms (to taste) and a large chopped onion.

While this is cooking up prepare a box of pasta shells as directed. You will also need to combine 1 1/2 cups of 2% mozzarella, 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, 1 egg (beaten), and some red pepper flakes and set aside.

Combine the cheese mixture with the meat and veggie mixture (drained of fat) and set to the side.

Next you will prepare your vodka sauce, cream sauce, tomato sauce, or simply diced and spiced tomatoes. Feel free to use any tomato based sauce you like. Take the sauce and lightly coat the bottom of your casserole dish.

Next you will spoon the filling into the shells and place them into the casserole dish. This made nearly two casserole dishes full of shells so there are tons left over for lunches later in the week and still enough to freeze.

Sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese and cover (lightly) with the remaining sauce. You don’t want the sauce to overpower the taste of the shells so go light. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Serve with a salad or some fabulous fruit. Perfect Sunday dinner.

Tonight I am planning a week’s worth of menus and workouts and counting down the days until I am able to run again (6 and counting!).  Only 1 day left to enter my Armpocket giveaway so check it out if you havent already! Have a Happy and Healthy night.