SAUSAGE MANICOTTI


Guess what? As much as I love to cook, I had never made manicotti. At a visit to my sister-in-laws, she made a big batch of this and we all fell in love. I knew I had to try it and it turned out so yummy, that I am sure manicotti will now be on repeat in our house. Love it served just like she did, with garlic bread and a Caesar salad. Such a satisfying meal! 
Might just be a great Valentine meal if you're not going out.


Nothing Like a great Italian dinner!!

 WHAT YOU'LL NEED

SAUSAGE MANICOTTI

INGREDIENTS
1 lb bulk sweet Italian turkey sausage, or links, casings removed
1 (8oz) package manicotti shells
1-2 jars marinara
1 32oz container part skim ricotta cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or Italian blend (I like a mozzarella/provolone blend)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Olive oil

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook manicotti shells according to directions. Drain and reserve in colander until ready to stuff. Cook sausage and minced garlic in about 1 tbsp olive oil until no longer pink. Add desired about of sauce and let simmer on low while stuffing shells. In a medium bowl, mix ricotta, Parmesan, parsley and 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. In a 9x13 pan, place half the sausage/marinara mixture. Stuff all the shells, I use a regular small kitchen spoon to stuff each end. Place in pan and top with rest of sauce. Cover and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover, and other half of shredded cheese and bake 8-10 minutes longer. Let sit about 10 minutes before serving.




HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!!

Yum

34 comments:

  1. So delicious! We're on the same page today with Italian food!! I can't wait to try this! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I love that everyone is posting recipes today! I've never tried manicotti before, but this looks too good to pass up. Plus I know my husband would love it! I will have to put this in the rotation soon!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. I always love your recipe posts! This looks delicious and what a great idea for an at home Valentine's dinner!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. This sounds delicious!!! I have never made manicotti either, but I definitely want to try now!

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  5. This looks sooo good!! Your sons are so lucky to have you to cook amazing meals like this!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  6. This is perfect. I just bought some italian sausage and was thinking of what to do with it. Problem solved!

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  7. I have never made manicotti either, but this looks divine! I think stuffing the pasta deterred me, but I am going to have to give it a go!

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  8. Manicotti is one of my favorite pasta dishes and this one looks awesome!!!!!

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  9. Now I'm hungry!!! LOL. This looks delicious and perfect for winter!! :-) Thank you for sharing and I hope that you have a lovely day. :-)

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  10. Wow, that looks so good! I may be staying in for Valentine's Day this year and I might have to give this a go!

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  11. This is just how I make it too. It's so delicious and easy. Manicotti noodles make it extra special. Italian is my very favorite - behind Mexican, of course - and it's hard to find really good food at restaurants. I like to make it at home.

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  12. This looks so good, Andrea! I love manicotti but haven't made it in so long! Definitely need to add it to the list to make in the next few weeks! Thanks for sharing!!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  13. I love manicotti and this looks like dinner heaven! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. So delicious! And love how simple it is to make! Can't wait to give it a try! XO

    Anna
    A Lily Love Affair

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  15. This looks so delicious! I love a good meal that you can just chuck into a pan and bake in the oven. I have a feeling this would also freeze well -- I also love making a big batch of something when I have a free moment and freezing it for days I don't want to cook. Thanks for always sharing your recipes, you amazing woman! I hope you're having a wonderful week! XO -Kim

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  16. This recipe sounds amazing Andrea! I've never had manicotti before but that needs to change. I like how you paired it with caesar salad. Yumm!

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  17. This looks incredible! I sure have missed your recipes! Thank goodness this was read after eating haha! Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  18. Good, hearty comfort food. YUM!!

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  19. That looks yummy, and it would be great for a stay in Valentine's Day :)

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  20. Love manicotti! This sounds so delicious...you're making me hungry!

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  21. My husband would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing

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  22. Wow, this looks so delicious! My husband is a huge pasta lover and this seems like something he would absolutely love for dinner one evening. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. YUM this looks phenomenal. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    elainea
    toast the girl almighty

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  24. This looks so good. Might make it for my guys this weekend!

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  25. Yummmmmmmmy! Just pinned this. I would eat it right now. :)

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  26. Hi Andrea. Thank you so much for linking this to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Somebody might like this for a delicious Valentine's dinner. :)

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  27. Your Manicotti looks fantastic! Hope you have a very special Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. True confession- I have never made manicotti!
    You have inspired me- this looks delicious!
    Thank you for joining our first ever Thoughts of Home on Thursday party.

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  29. Oh my yum! This is perfect for a romantic meal.

    Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  30. That looks delicious and easy to make - my favorite!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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  31. I love manicotti - my Mom used to make it regularly, although I seldom do. This sounds like a marvelous version! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

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  32. I almost licked my computer screen....not fair! Now I need Manicotti for breakfast. lol

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  33. Yum, can't wait to try this! Pinned and tweeted to share! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  34. Wow, this looks so delicious! Loved it!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

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