Hearty Manicotti Recipe

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Hearty Manicotti

Hearty Manicotti

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Kelly Kulaszewicz
Nov. 21st, 2013 7:27p.m.

Delish! Definately an indulgent meal - very rich but very flavorful. Easy but definately dinner party worthy.

 
Kathleen
Nov. 8th, 2013 2:17p.m.

I loved this recipe the taste is delicious and very easy to prepare.

 

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Directions

SUMMARY

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2-1/2 tsp. dried basil, divided

DIRECTIONS

  • 1

    Combine 1/4 cup water and sausage in large covered saucepan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Uncover and allow sausage to brown well. Drain sausage on paper towels; set aside.

  • 2

    Brown beef and onion in same saucepan over medium heat; drain. Stir in tomato purée, tomato paste, sugar, pepper, 1 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. salt and 1 cup water; cover and simmer 45 minutes.

  • 3

    Cut sausage into bite-size pieces; add to beef mixture. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 4

    Combine eggs, Ricotta, Parmesan and 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, parsley, 1-1/2 tsp. basil and 1/2 tsp. salt in large bowl. Spoon into manicotti pasta shells; set aside.

  • 5

    Spoon half of meat sauce into large shallow baking pan or two 11x7-inch pans. Place cheese-stuffed pasta shells on top. Spoon remaining meat sauce over manicotti. Sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 minutes or until heated through.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Make ahead: Manicotti can be assembled, covered and refrigerated. Then uncover and bake for 45 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 948

Total Fat 57.4g

Saturated Fat 29.5g

Trans Fat 20.3g

Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3g

Cholesterol 219mg

Sodium 2078mg

Carbohydrates 43g

Protein 67g

Dietary Fiber 4g

Vitamin A 156RE

Vitamin C 10mg

Calcium 943mg

Iron 5mg

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