Farm-Inspired Bacon + Kale Stuffed Shells

There are only a few dishes that evoke pure happiness from people. Chocolate can sometimes do it. Freshly made bread has that power, always. And stuffed shells. People love stuffed shells! Baked stuffed shells were one of the first things I ever learned how to cook. And ’til this day, they’re still one of my favorite dishes to make because of how easy and delicious they are. Every single time. They never get old. Kids love them, adults love them—everyone! This iteration is a bacon-driven one that begins with bacon being baked in the oven (my favorite way to cook bacon). And then it’s chopped up and added to sautéed kale, ricotta, egg and Parmesan cheese. For this post, I teamed up with Pure Farmland and used their bacon in this dish. Pure Farmland Bacon is all-natural and free from antibiotics, preservatives and MSG, so you can feel good about incorporating this savory bacon into any meal, including this pan of stuffed shells. I had the pleasure of visiting Underwood Family Farms. The owner, Craig Underwood, drove me around on a rainy day in Los Angeles (we’ve had a lot of those lately). We talked about lots of things, ranging from how […]

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