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Stuffed shells are one of my favorite comfort meals. Pasta encasing a bunch of fluffy ricotta and gooey, cheesy goodness? You just can’t go wrong. Not to mention the variations and combinations that you can use to “mix up” your filling is endless.

So, when Sugardale Foods reached out to me about creating a recipe using their delicious pepperoni – my mind immediately began brainstorming. And, led me right to the thought of  a pepperoni-studded stuffed shell (say that 3x fast!). All of your favorite flavors in a pizza, but in pasta form. Genius!

Pepperoni is something that I always have on hand in the fridge, it’s a great way to add a little bit of meaty flavor to recipes. I’ll often add it to skillet pastas, or baked pasta dishes…as well as just for snacking purposes. Love having it around for a quick anti-pasta platter when unexpected guests drop in. A few slices of cheese, some pepperoni, maybe a few olives? Bam! Awesome easy appetizer.

But, finding a good-quality pepperoni can be a little bit daunting – to say the least. So many are full of so much fat, by the time you cook it…there’s nothing left. Not the case with Sugardale’s pepperoni.

Sugardale Foods is a family-owned company that’s been in business since 1920. Right here in the good, old US of A too! That’s a feat that seems to be harder and harder to come by these days. You can find their products  (ham, pepperoni, bacon) at many retailers nationwide, in various size packaging. With 3 little boys, I can blow through one of their 1-lb bags in no time. It’s a brand I know I can always turn to for quality! Make sure you stop by their recipe page for a bunch of great recipe ideas.

I kept the filling simple: Ricotta, chunks of mozzarella, a little oregano. Placed the whole pepperoni slices into the shells, then stuffed with the ricotta mixture. Baked with my favorite quick marinara sauce and a little extra mozzarella on top. Perfection, I tell ya!

It’s the time of year where we find ourselves turning to comfort foods, and this one is definitely a new favorite in our home. Add it to your menu soon, you won’t regret it!

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100 Comments

  1. Will G
    Posted October 3, 2016 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is brisket!

  2. Will G
    Posted October 3, 2016 at 5:33 PM | Permalink
  3. Joti B
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 2:01 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is Spaghetti & Meatballs.

  4. Joti B
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 2:02 PM | Permalink
  5. Rachel
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 8:35 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is fried chicken with mashed potatoes.

  6. Natalie
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 9:21 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is macaroni and cheese!

  7. Natalie
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 9:25 PM | Permalink
  8. Posted October 5, 2016 at 12:09 AM | Permalink

    Chicken pot pie!

  9. mami2jcn
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    I love pot roast.

  10. mami2jcn
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:47 AM | Permalink

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  11. Julie Wood
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

    My favorite Comfort meal is meatloaf with macaroni and cheese!

  12. Julie Wood
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

    tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/783666184168148992

  13. Mita
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 10:12 AM | Permalink
  14. Mita
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

    I like macaroni and cheese!

  15. Elena
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is chicken noodle soup

  16. Elena
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 11:27 AM | Permalink
  17. Jessie C.
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 3:23 PM | Permalink

    I love creamy chicken stew.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  18. Jessie C.
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 3:24 PM | Permalink

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  19. Steve Weber
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 6:40 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is baked taco dip!

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  20. Kelly D
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 10:18 PM | Permalink

    Mashed potatoes are my favorite comfort food.

  21. Kelly D
    Posted October 5, 2016 at 10:19 PM | Permalink
  22. RACHEL D
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 12:42 PM | Permalink

    MAC & CHEESE

  23. Posted October 6, 2016 at 12:50 PM | Permalink

    Clam chowder and toasty bread is my favorite comfort food!

  24. Posted October 6, 2016 at 12:58 PM | Permalink
  25. Shanna Watson
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    Roast and mashed potatoes!

  26. Karen Letourneau
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:10 PM | Permalink

    Mine is homemade pizza with lots of fresh vegetables!

  27. Lindsey
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is spaghetti with braciole!

  28. Allison Swain
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:43 PM | Permalink

    My comfort meal is lasagna.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Allison Swain
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:44 PM | Permalink
  30. Raleigh Burke
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM | Permalink

    Enchiladas!!! The best!

  31. Sarah Ross
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 6:09 PM | Permalink

    Chicken and dumplings

  32. Lindsay
    Posted October 6, 2016 at 9:30 PM | Permalink

    Mashed potatoes 🙂

  33. Benjamin
    Posted October 7, 2016 at 8:14 AM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort food is wine. 😉

  34. Sara
    Posted October 7, 2016 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    New England clam chowder and fried hush puppies

  35. Lisa Brown
    Posted October 8, 2016 at 11:02 AM | Permalink

    I love lasagna as a comfort food
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  36. Lisa Brown
    Posted October 8, 2016 at 11:03 AM | Permalink

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  37. Linda
    Posted October 10, 2016 at 10:11 AM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is Macaroni and cheese!

  38. Linda
    Posted October 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM | Permalink
  39. Rachel
    Posted October 10, 2016 at 1:41 PM | Permalink

    Fried chicken and biscuits with honey!

  40. Carolsue
    Posted October 11, 2016 at 2:46 AM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is chicken pot pie
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  41. Posted October 11, 2016 at 12:51 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is Mushroom Mac and Cheese. 🙂

    amy [at] try [dot] it

  42. Posted October 11, 2016 at 12:52 PM | Permalink
  43. Susan Smith
    Posted October 11, 2016 at 7:46 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is macaroni and cheese!

  44. Susan Smith
    Posted October 11, 2016 at 7:48 PM | Permalink
  45. RD
    Posted October 12, 2016 at 6:01 PM | Permalink

    What oven temp?

  46. Sarah L
    Posted October 12, 2016 at 9:38 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort food is pot roast in the crock pot with mushrooms and onions and gravy.
    Thanks for the contest.

  47. Sarah L
    Posted October 12, 2016 at 9:39 PM | Permalink
  48. Denise L
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    Chicken pot pie is my favorite comfort meal.

  49. Denise L
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 2:42 PM | Permalink
  50. maria cantu
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 5:59 PM | Permalink

    Enchiladas with rice and beans.

  51. Madeline
    Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:26 PM | Permalink

    I love tuna noodle casserole as a comfort food.

  52. Madeline
    Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:03 PM | Permalink
  53. kjasus
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 7:18 AM | Permalink

    home made baked macaroni and cheese is my favorite comfort food

  54. kjasus
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 7:19 AM | Permalink
  55. Margaret Smith
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM | Permalink

    My favorite is baked ziti. Stuffed shells and lasagna are also on my list. Thanks so much.

  56. Margaret Smith
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM | Permalink
  57. Rebecca
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    My kids love it when I make homemade macaroni and cheese. You can’t go wrong with melted cheese and pasta when you need comfort food!

  58. Rebecca
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 10:16 PM | Permalink
  59. Jennai
    Posted October 19, 2016 at 12:55 AM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is chicken and dumplings

  60. Anastasia
    Posted October 19, 2016 at 8:05 PM | Permalink

    A favorite comfort food of mine is pot roast! I LOVE a juicy pot roast with potatoes that’s been cooking all day long 🙂

  61. Anastasia
    Posted October 19, 2016 at 8:05 PM | Permalink
  62. Debbie B
    Posted October 20, 2016 at 1:14 PM | Permalink

    my favorite comfort meal is chicken & dumplings

  63. Debbie B
    Posted October 20, 2016 at 1:15 PM | Permalink
  64. Linda
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is Mac n Cheese!

  65. Linda
    Posted October 21, 2016 at 7:29 PM | Permalink
  66. Elle
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:13 PM | Permalink

    I love 3 cheese meat lasagna!

  67. Elle
    Posted October 22, 2016 at 12:14 PM | Permalink
  68. Christina G.
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 2:12 AM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is a cheeseburger and fries, but stuffed shells is also on my list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Christina G.
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 2:14 AM | Permalink
  70. sandra
    Posted October 24, 2016 at 12:14 PM | Permalink

    macaroni and cheese

  71. Angela Saver
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 4:39 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is homemade chicken noodle soup!

  72. Angela Saver
    Posted October 25, 2016 at 4:40 PM | Permalink
  73. Tabathia B
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 12:09 PM | Permalink

    chicken pot pie

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  74. Tabathia B
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 12:10 PM | Permalink

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    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  75. Cynthia C
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 1:56 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is pasta of any kind. I love it all.

  76. Cynthia C
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 1:57 PM | Permalink
  77. Shannon
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 3:13 PM | Permalink

    I love chicken noodle soup! In fact I had some last night to welcome this could weather!

  78. Shannon
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 3:15 PM | Permalink
  79. Posted October 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    My fav comfort meal is definitely lasagna, either my recipe or my partner’s. mmm Could use some right now! hahaha!

  80. Posted October 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM | Permalink
  81. Geeni
    Posted October 28, 2016 at 8:09 PM | Permalink

    This looks tasty! My favorite comfort meals always involve cheesy rice. Somehow that combination is just extra good.

  82. Geeni
    Posted October 28, 2016 at 8:11 PM | Permalink
  83. Margie
    Posted October 28, 2016 at 8:16 PM | Permalink

    Great recipe.
    I like making shepherd’s pie sometimes.

  84. Margie
    Posted October 28, 2016 at 8:17 PM | Permalink
  85. Elizabeth p
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 1:14 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is macaroni and cheese

  86. Elizabeth p
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 1:14 PM | Permalink
  87. sherri crawford
    Posted October 29, 2016 at 10:44 PM | Permalink

    mine is probably roast and taters

  88. Betty C
    Posted October 30, 2016 at 6:53 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

  89. Betty C
    Posted October 30, 2016 at 6:55 PM | Permalink
  90. Thomas Murphy
    Posted October 30, 2016 at 11:53 PM | Permalink

    I like pizza.

  91. Thomas Murphy
    Posted October 30, 2016 at 11:54 PM | Permalink
  92. Anne
    Posted October 31, 2016 at 2:36 PM | Permalink

    For me, comfort meals replicate things my mother made. She didn’t really enjoy cooking, but always had a nice dinner for us. Mom made great meatballs and sauce, and to this day, when I want comfort food, I make spaghetti and meatballs.

  93. Anne
    Posted October 31, 2016 at 2:37 PM | Permalink

    I shared your yummy Pepperoni Stuffed Shells recipe and the Sugardale Foods giveaway on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/793158989810982913
    Thanks!

  94. Jerry Marquardt
    Posted October 31, 2016 at 4:56 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is a n ice hot plate of Macaroni and cheese. How much better can it get?

  95. Jerry Marquardt
    Posted October 31, 2016 at 4:57 PM | Permalink
  96. Margaret Smith
    Posted November 4, 2016 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

    My favorite is Lasagna. I really enjoy homemade lasagna. Thanks so much.

  97. Margaret Smith
    Posted November 4, 2016 at 8:23 PM | Permalink
  98. Jerry Marquardt
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    My favorite comfort meal is a nice bowl of Ham with Split-Pea and Dumplings Soup. I am hungry thinking of one.

  99. Jerry Marquardt
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 4:18 PM | Permalink

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