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Sausage Manicotti Recipe

Sausage Manicotti Recipe

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.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of a shell reads 160°.
  • 3. 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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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