Spicy Manicotti

Spicy Manicotti

Spicy Manicotti


Makes 8 servings


3 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 eggs, beaten lightly
2-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound spicy Italian sausage
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in purée, undrained
1 jar (26 ounces) marinara or spaghetti sauce
8 ounces uncooked manicotti shells


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 13X9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine ricotta, 3/4 cup Parmesan, eggs, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper in medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Crumble sausage into large skillet; brown over medium-high heat until no longer pink, stirring to separate meat. Drain sausage on paper towels; drain fat from skillet.
  4. Add tomatoes with juice and marinara sauce to same skillet; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Pour about one third of sauce into prepared dish.
  5. Stuff each shell with about 1/2 cup cheese mixture. Place in dish. Top shells with sausage; pour remaining sauce over shells.
  6. Cover tightly with foil and bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until noodles are cooked. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Calories 610
Total Fat 38 g
Cholesterol 154 mg
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 30 g
Sodium 1660 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 2
Vegetable 2
Meat 3
Fat 5-1/2

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