Manicotti for Two Recipe
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Manicotti for Two Recipe

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Manicotti shells are filled with a three-cheese mixture, when topped with store-bought spaghetti sauce beefed up with flavorful sausage. Enjoy them with sliced canned pears and frozen garlic bread...or accompany the entree with steamed fresh green beans and warm Italian bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 690 calories, 37 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1,807 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  2. Drain manicotti and rinse with cold water. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Carefully stuff manicotti. Place in a greased small baking dish. Top with sausage mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Manicotti for Two in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 690 calories, 37 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1,807 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2012 Edited Nov. 23, 2013

"5/4/12 Very tasty italian dish. I didn't have ricotta cheese so I substituted with fat free cottage cheese. Also, I didn't have italian sausage so I used leftover meatballs. Even with those changes it turned out really good. 11/23/2013Update: I made this tonight and instead of placing the sausage on the top, I cut down on some of the cheese and mixed the sausage in with the cheese and spices mixture. I piped the manicotti using my Wilton plastic pipping bag and large end tip. My husband also really liked this variation, this time I did use fat free ricotta. ."

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"I made this for a party and everyone raved!!!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"Can't thank you enough so I may enjoy Manicotti again just for me!!!!!!!!! I'll freeze the other two for another time."

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