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Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

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Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ¾ cup milk, plus more as needed
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 tablespoons Fustin's Thyme balsamic
  • 1 pound jumbo shells, cooked al dente
  • 8 oz goat cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup parmesan, shredded
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella
  • Fustini's Herbs de Provence olive oil
  • Salt & pepper


Substitute Leek or Garlic olive oil for different options. Adapted from Rachel Schultz


Step 1. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange onion and butternut squash in an even layer on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Roast for 40 minutes.   Place roasted butternut squash and onion in a food processor.  Pulse until a smooth puree forms. Allow cooling. Stir in milk and vegetable broth, adding more to loosen if it is too pasty. Pour butternut squash sauce into the base of a 9x13 baking dish.

Step 2. 

Meanwhile, cook sausage over medium heat. When sausage is mostly browned, add mushrooms and cook for 4-6 minutes, add spinach and garlic. Cook until spinach is wilted, add balsamic to scrape down bits and remove from heat.

Step 3. 

In a large mixing bowl, stir together ricotta, parmesan, and egg. Add sausage and spinach into ricotta and stir until evenly distributed.  Fill cooked pasta shells with 3-4 tablespoons of filling. Arrange shells in butternut squash sauce in the 9x13 baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes covered with aluminum foil followed by adding mozzarella and continue baking for 15 minutes uncovered until cheese is golden.

Customer Reviews

  1. Scrumptious

    I had these at a special dinner tonight. These shells are filled with autumnal flavor and super creamy! I’ll be making these soon! Very tasty!

    Reviewed by Nanci on Oct. 25, 2021, 8:45 p.m. | Permalink

  2. Delicious!!!

    Perfect Fall dish, everyone at the table loved this!!

    Reviewed by Lori M. on Oct. 25, 2021, 9:54 p.m. | Permalink

  3. Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

    I was at a dinner party where this dish was served and loved it so much I made it that week for my family.It was a BIG hit!! Thanks Fustini's for always coming up with great recipes!!

    Reviewed by Karen on Nov. 4, 2021, 10:56 a.m. | Permalink




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