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Easy Sausage Manicotti

September 3, 2020Teresa

This Easy Sausage Manicotti recipe is spectacular! Who doesn’t love a six-ingredient dinner recipe? It’s so easy to make, plus you don’t have to pre-cook the manicotti. Now that’s my kind of a recipe. E-A-S-Y! I used mild Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, a jar of spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning for increased flavor.

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I know that anytime I make a pasta recipe, my husband is sure to eat it. Plus, he will eat leftovers over and over again. Not so with other food. While nothing is better than my favorite manicotti recipe, it’s also a lot of work. I make it every year for John’s birthday. This easy manicotti recipe, however, is so quick and easy that it makes my head spin.

The nice thing about this entree is it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Then pop it in the oven, and it’s done in about an hour. I added a tossed Poppyseed Mandarin Salad and it was all we needed. Easy and delicious.

If you want one of the easiest, quickest manicotti entrees ever, give Easy Sausage Manicotti a try. This great recipe will surely become a staple in your house and be requested frequently. 🙂

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Easy Sausage Manicotti is a humdinger of a recipe!

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This six-ingredient recipe is so quick and easy to prepare.

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We served it with Poppyseed Mandarin Salad and both were terrific.

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If you enjoy manicotti, this is a great recipe.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Brown Italian sausage in a skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

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Drain sausage on paper towels. Pat the sausage dry on top with paper towels, too, to remove excess grease.

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Toss drained Italian sausage into a mixing bowl. Add ricotta cheese and Italian seasoning.

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Stir ingredients together to combine.

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Spread one-half cup of spaghetti sauce over the bottom of a 9×13″ glass baking dish.

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Stuff manicotti to the brim with Italian sausage mixture. Place manicotti shells in a single row in baking dish.

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Cover manicotti shells with remaining spaghetti sauce.

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Sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning.

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Bake manicotti at 350 degrees for about 45-55 minutes, or until manicotti is softened and can be pierced with a fork. (Mine took about 55 minutes).

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Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of cooked manicotti.

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Return casserole dish to oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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Serve with garlic bread and a tossed salad, if desired.

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Easy Sausage Manicotti is just that. E-A-S-Y!!! This entree is kid-friendly too.

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This meal was perfect served with Poppyseed Mandarin Salad.

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If you enjoy manicotti and can eat sausage, this is a wonderful recipe to try.

Here’s the recipe.

EASY SAUSAGE MANICOTTI

(My own concoction)

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Easy Sausage Manicotti is a delightful Italian-style entree. It can be assembled fairly quickly, making it a great addition to your monthly meal rotation plan. This six-ingredient recipe is extremely easy to make and even kid-friendly. Wonderful for company or family dinners.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
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Easy Sausage Manicotti | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy 6-ingredient #recipe is fantastic. If you enjoy #pasta this one uses #ItalianSausage, #RicottaCheese & #MozzarellaCheese. Kid-friendly & family approved! #manicotti #EasySausageManicotti
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Instructions
  1. Crumble sausage into a large skillet.
  2. Fry over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink.
  3. Remove cooked sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to drain for a few minutes.
  4. Pat sausage dry with paper towels to remove all grease.
  5. Combine cooked sausage, ricotta cheese and 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning in a mixing bowl.
  6. Stuff manicotti shells with sausage mixture.
  7. Spoon ½ cup spaghetti sauce into the bottom of a 9x13” glass baking dish.
  8. Place manicotti shells in single layer in baking dish.
  9. Pour remaining sauce over top of shells.
  10. Sprinkle remaining Italian seasoning evenly over top of manicotti.
  11. Cover dish with foil.
  12. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until manicotti is soft and can be pierced with a fork.
  13. Uncover; sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top of shells.
  14. Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  15. Yield: 14 manicotti or 7 servings.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Even if you stuff the manicotti shells to the brim, there will be extra filling that you will not use in this recipe.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Sausage Manicotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1201mg 50%
Potassium 161mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 14g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 25%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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The Italian sausage and ricotta cheese filling is wonderful.

Easy Sausage Manicotti | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy 6-ingredient #recipe is fantastic. If you enjoy #pasta this one uses #ItalianSausage, #RicottaCheese & #MozzarellaCheese. Kid-friendly & family approved! #manicotti #EasySausageManicotti

I stuffed the shells to the brim. I still had a little sausage mixture left over that didn’t fit into the shells.

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This ooey, gooey, Italian entree is perfect for company.

Easy Sausage Manicotti | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy 6-ingredient #recipe is fantastic. If you enjoy #pasta this one uses #ItalianSausage, #RicottaCheese & #MozzarellaCheese. Kid-friendly & family approved! #manicotti #EasySausageManicotti

Easy Sausage Manicotti is so easy to prepare, you can make it more often for family dinners.

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4 Comments

  • Mary O-KK

    September 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Hi, Teresa!
    The Sausage Manicotti is ready to put in the oven for supper tonight. It looks sooo good! I have a few questions for you:
    1. How do you fill your shells? I tried a LARGE piping bag first. No luck. Then I tried an iced tea spoon. Less luck. I finally used my fingers and it was a breeze, but wonder if there’s a better way.
    2. I have all the ingredients for a second tray that I want to freeze. What do you suggest for storage? I’m thinking I should bake until done and then freeze it, but wait on the mozzarella until defrosted and re-warmed.

    Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

    And Teresa — how is your husband doing?

    Best wishes,
    Mary

    1. Mary O-K

      September 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      Oh, this is funny! I got my questions answered when I decided to look at your Baked Manicotti recipe while the Easy Sausage Manicotti is in the oven:
      1. You use your hands to stuff the shells, too!
      2. You explained the freezing in that recipe, as well!

      Baked Manicotti is being saved to try soon. Sound wonderful.

      Only thing I still don’t know is how John is doing — as well as how YOU are doing, Teresa.

      Thanks,
      Mary

      1. Teresa

        September 11, 2020 at 2:18 pm

        Hi, Mary. John is doing phenomenally well considered it has only been three months since the stroke. I really think he will be walking within a month and the other issues repaired in a few more months. It has been a long road but we take it one day at a time. BY THE WAY, my Baked Manicotti is absolutely wonderful. It is my favorite manicotti recipe, but it does take several hours to make and prep. I usually make it each year for John’s birthday.

    2. Teresa

      September 11, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      Hi, Mary, yes, I always use my hands, it’s just easier. I usually freeze the manicotti in the same baking dish or foil pan I plan to cook it in. It’s probably better to not pre-bake and then freeze. The noodles get a little tough with a second baking. When you’re ready to bake you can thaw the casserole first, or bake frozen but add an additional hour or so to get it cooked all the way. Tent the foil if necessary so the cheese doesn’t stick to the foil.

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