Hearty Manicotti

0 Reviews
Hearty Manicotti
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min

  • 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
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups (30 oz.) Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups (5 oz.) Sargento® Artisan Blends® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3-1/2 cups (15 oz.) Sargento® Traditional Cut Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) manicotti shells, cooked according to package 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.

Serving Size 8

Calories 948

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 57.40g 88%
Sat. Fat 29.50g 148%
Mono Unsat. Fat 20.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 4.30g
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 2078mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 0g
Protein 67g
Vitamin A 156RE
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Calcium 943mg 94%
Iron 5mg 28%