Hearty Manicotti

Prep Time: 30 min  |  Cook Time: 30 min  |  Servings: 8  |  Calories: 958
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Hearty Manicotti
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min

Serve up this hearty manicotti at your next family dinner with tons of seasoned ground beef simmered in tomato sauce and Italian seasonings and baked with a variety of cheeses — including Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese – that melt perfectly to create the cheesiest and meatiest taste with every single bite.

  • 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® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3-1/2 cups (15 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Traditional Cut, 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 958

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 57.90g 88%
Sat. Fat 29.60g 148%
Mono Unsat. Fat 20.20g
Poly Unsat. Fat 4.30g
Cholesterol 224mg 73%
Sodium 2090mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 0g
Protein 67g
Vitamin A 81RE
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Calcium 989mg 94%
Iron 6mg 28%