Sausage Manicotti

This version of a baked pasta classic is rich and satisfying yet easy to prepare. It bakes long enough to soften regular manicotti shells — no boiling needed.

Sausage Manicotti
Sausage Manicotti

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”65 min” serves=”7″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=”1 manicotti”]

  • 1 lb. turkey sausage
  • 2 cups (16 oz.) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (8 oz.) manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese



[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”1 hour, 20 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In large bowl, combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into manicotti shells. Place in greased 13-by-9-in. baking dish. Top with spaghetti sauce.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cover and bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into center of a shell reads 165°.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 14 manicotti ($1.60 per serving).[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”204″ calories_fat=”” fat=”6g” sat_fat=”2g” choles=”33mg” sodium=”781mg” carbs=”21g” sugars=”” protein=”16g” fiber=”1g”]


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