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Sausage Manicotti

 Sausage Manicotti
This classic Italian entree comes together in a snap, but tastes like it took hours. “It's so tasty and easy to fix,” writes Carolyn Henderson of Maple Plain, Minnesota. “My family always enjoys it.”
7 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into
  • manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top
  • with marinara sauce.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a meat
  • thermometer inserted into the center of a shell reads 160°.
  • Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or
  • until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Yield: 7 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.