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Manicotti for Two

 Manicotti for Two
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.
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.