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Cheese Manicotti

February 23, 2015

Quick and easy Italian comfort food!


  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 box manicotti shells
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) Ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. crushed basil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Italian sausage


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Bring 3 quarts water to a boil. Cook manicotti shells for 9 minutes; drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. While cooking shells, break up and sauté Italian sausage in a small skillet until brown.
  4. Spread a small amount of marinara sauce over bottom of baking dish, roughly 13”x9”.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, and salt, mixing thoroughly. Spoon filling into a pastry bag and fill cooked shells.
  6. Place filled shells in baking dish. Cover with remaining marinara sauce. Sprinkle cooked sausage over manicotti.
  7. Cover tightly and bake for 30-35 minutes.





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