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Manicotti for Two Recipe

Manicotti for Two Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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