Spinach Manicotti with Italian Sausage

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Old world-style manicotti dish with a couple of my own touches. Absolutely delicious! The best manicotti recipe out there! I recommend using Bertolli® Italian Sausage, Marinara with Burgundy Wine, or Tomato and Basil sauce flavors.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 ounce) bag fresh spinach

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 (24 ounce) carton small curd cottage cheese

  • 1 (12 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 12 manicotti shells

  • 2 (24 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and immerse spinach in the boiling water until dark green and softened, about 2 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess moisture.

  3. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Drain excess grease. Combine spinach and sausage in a bowl. Mix cottage cheese and 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese into sausage and spinach, stirring until filling is thoroughly combined.

  4. Use your fingers to stuff uncooked manicotti shells with stuffing. Lay stuffed manicotti into a baking dish, side by side, and pour both jars of sauce over manicotti.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until manicotti are tender but still slightly firm to the bite and the filling is hot, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese over the dish, let the cheese melt, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

765 Calories
35g Fat
64g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 765
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 2395mg 104%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 621mg 48%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1309mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.