Sausage Filled Manicotti

Sausage Filled Manicotti

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  • 1

    package 8oz manicotti shells

  • 1

    jar 14oz tomato sauce

  • For the Filling

  • 6

    ounces hot or sweet sausage casing removed

  • 1

    container 15 to 16oz ricotta cheese

  • 1

    cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • cup parmesan cheese

  • 1

    large egg; lightly beaten

  • 3

    tbsp fresh parsley

  • tsp pepper


Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13x9 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package directios, but do not add salt. Drain pasta in a large colander. To prepare filling, in a large nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring to crumble, until cooked through and no longer pink about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to paper towels to drain. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, sausage, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, parmesan, egg, parsley and pepper. Mix well. Spoon filling evenly into cooked manicotti. Place stuffed manicotti in a single layer in prepared pan. Spoon tomato sauce evenly over minicott. Sprinkle with remainign mozzarella. Bake until heated through and cheese melts about 35 minutes.


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