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Sausage Spinach Manicotti

Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars

"'My newly married daughter didn't want to ask her mother-in-law for the recipe to her husband's favorite meal,' writes Donna Moyer of Grants Pass, Oregon. 'Instead, she asked me to help her figure out a recipe. Together, we cam up with this delicious stick-to-the-ribs casserole. It's so easy, today my 4-year-old granddaughter stuffs the pasta shells herself!'"
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, spinach, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano and garlic; stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
  2. Crumble sausage into a large skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce; pour over manicotti. Pour water along sides of pan. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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This recipe is awesome. I made a couple of changes and it turned out great. I added the sausage to the cheese filling instead of the spaghetti sauce. I also added a bar of cream cheese to the ch...

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Followed recipe as written except added more garlic and some italian seasonings. My husband liked it more than I did (I thought three stars, he thought four). I think it was the cottage cheese.....

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This recipe is awesome. I made a couple of changes and it turned out great. I added the sausage to the cheese filling instead of the spaghetti sauce. I also added a bar of cream cheese to the ch...

I made this for dinner and my whole family raved about it. I used more cheese than the recipe called for because we are cheese junkies. I also added sausage and mushrooms to the cheese mixture...

I was looking for something different but familiar and tried this recipe about a week ago. My husband and daughter loved it, and I ended up making it again within a few days because I had lef...

Used fresh spinach, just sauted it with olive oil and the garlic. Added 4 oz.(half package) cream cheese. Used ricotta instead of of cottage cheese. everyone liked it a lot. thanks!! edit: us...

My husband and I love this recipe! I use a pound of Louis Rich turkey sausage and low-fat cheeses, but I don't think it takes anything away from the recipe. The box of shells came with 14, and...

This is a great recipe! Full of flavor. I did not add the meat, I sauteed a small can of mushrooms, 1/4 cup of chopped onion and minced garlic to go with the spinach in the stuffing. The stuf...

This was very good, and easy to make. I used hot Italian sausage, so it was spicy. I also used fresh spinach, steamed, sqeezed dry, and chopped, because that's what I had: same thing in the end!...

This was so easy and so GOOD!! I love that you don't have to cook the manicotti first - it makes them easier to handle and saves a step. I put most of the sausage in the filling, instead of all ...

Yummy! This is a delicious recipe...thank you, Donna for sharing! I followed the directions exactly and only added fresh mushrooms to the mix. I put the mix in a gallon ziplock bag and cut a ho...