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Sausage Manicotti

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.

Makes

7 servings

This classic Italian entree comes together in a snap but tastes as if it took hours. It's so tasty and easy to fix. My family always enjoys it. —Carolyn Henderson, Maple Plain, Minnesota
Sausage Manicotti Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with marinara sauce.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° until a thermometer inserted into the center of a shell reads 160°, 55-60 minutes.
  3. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes longer. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
    Freeze option: Transfer individual portions of cooled manicotti to freezer containers; freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, stirring occasionally; add a little spaghetti sauce if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces: 489 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1232mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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