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Spinach Manicotti with Italian Sausage

Cherokee Princess

"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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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 765 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  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; 35.4 g fat; 63.5 g carbohydrates; 47.6 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 2395 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Loved this recipe! I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and put a couple cloves of garlic in the mixture and blended it all together in the food processor. SO good! It was so tasty t...

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This was kinda bland. It needs something else. I even added onions and fresh parm but it was still lacking.

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Loved this recipe! I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and put a couple cloves of garlic in the mixture and blended it all together in the food processor. SO good! It was so tasty t...

I made this dish exactly to the recipe. It turned out great! Flavorful and very filling! The filling that you stuff the shells with makes quite a bit - I stuffed a whole box of 14 shells ( mi...

Very good dish! It made a lot of filling- I had enough for all 12 manicotti and probably could have filled 3 more. I froze half of them, since it was only 2 of us eating that night. These are ...

Used whole milk ricotta rather than cottage cheese. Blended the ingredients along with two cloves of roasted garlic in the processor. Stuffed 14 noodles and had 1/2 of the stuffing left. Used i...

I made it tonight but I used Italian sausage instead of spinach. it was delicious

Made this last night, thought it was good except for the fact that it was too wet. Really feel that a jar and a half of the sauce would be better. The only thing different that I did was add so...

I followed the recipe exactly except for adding about a tablespoon of minced fresh garlic. As others have stated it makes about double the amount of filling, which I spread over the top of the s...

Tasty and easy recipe! I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese as suggested by others. Big hit in my house.

It was very delicious. I made 2 big pans for my large family and they Loved it.