Craving some comfort food? These Italian Sausage Alfredo Stuffed Shells will do the trick! The shells are stuffed with Italian sausage, fresh basil, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese. A homemade alfredo sauce is drizzled over the shells. Perfect for a freezer meal or bringing a meal to a friend in need.
This is a recipe I have been meaning to share on the blog for a long time! I first started developing this recipe before my son William was born. I was in full nesting mode, stocking my pantry and freezer with food so I was prepared for life with a newborn.
I made a huge batch of these stuffed shells so we could have them for dinner that night and put another pan of them in the freezer for after baby was here. They worked great as a freezer meal! If you want to try that, I included instructions for freezing as well as how to thaw and reheat them in the recipe notes below.
Stuffed shells are one of my favorite comfort foods. I love how easy it is to make them in bulk so you can have leftovers for another day.
This version combines Italian sausage, a homemade alfredo sauce and lots of cheese into one flavorful dish.
One of the key ingredients in this recipe is the fresh basil. It adds so much flavor and dimension to the dish. You can use dried basil if you have to, but it really is so much better with fresh basil.
Dish up these delicious Italian Sausage Alfredo Stuffed Shells for dinner tonight! I know they will be a hit at your house, too.
How to Freeze These Stuffed Shells
I like to make a double batch of these whenever I make them so we can eat one pan of them that night and freeze the rest for an easy dinner another night.
To freeze, place the stuffed shells and sauce in a disposable pan but don’t bake. Cover with foil and freeze for up to a months. When you are ready to eat your shells, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly.