Amazing Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

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Amazing Stuffed Manicotti

melissa harris

By
@mharrisrn

This is so delicious and easy to make, but your family will think you spent hours! Another favorite at my house.
Easy to make ahead and also freezes well too.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
package manicotti shells
1 c
shredded mozzarella and romano cheese

SAUCE:

1 lb
ground beed or pork sausage
1 medium
diced onion
1 tsp
italian seasoning
2 clove
garlic-minced
1 can(s)
tomato sauce, italian seasoned
1 can(s)
crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp
basil
1/4 c
cooking wine

FILLING:

1 box
frozen spinach-drained
15 oz
container ricotta cheese
1/2 c
cottage cheese
1/2 c
grated parmasan cheese
1 tsp
basil
1
egg beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In skillet; brown ground beef or sausage with onion, italian seasoning, and garlic. Drain. Add to sauce pan with sauce ingredients.
Simmer over medium heat approx 15 minutes. Set aside.
2
Meanwhile; cook manicotti shells per package directions. Careful not to over cook. Cooking process will continue as it is being baked.
Drain and place shells on foil or wax paper. Let cool.
3
In medium sized bowl, combine filling ingredients.
Stuff cheese/spinach mixture to fill inside of each shell.

Place filled shells into greased casserole dish.
4
Top the cheese filled shells with meatsauce.
Cover and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cover and top with shredded italian cheese last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Remove from oven and allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving.

Great with garlic bread and tossed salad!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom