Manicotti Cum Laude

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Fauve

My college-student son always asks for this meal whenever he is home. Top grades always go to this effort in the kitchen!

Top Review by celly

This was a hit! I had never made manicotti before, but we loved it. Kept the recipe as is and made enough to freeze a batch (we are only 2)!! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown sausage, drain fat.
  3. Add onion and garlic, cooking till onion is slightly transparent.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  6. In a medium bowl, comine cheeses and egg.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Store, covered, in refrigerator while manicotti noodles are cooking.
  9. Cook manicotti as directed on package; drain.
  10. Stuff manicotti shells with cheese mixture.
  11. Spread half of the tomato based sauce on bottom of a greased 13 x 9" baking dish.
  12. Place stuffed manicotti over sauce.
  13. Spoon remaining sauce over manicotti.
  14. Cover& bake 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  15. Remove from oven, top with remaining 1 cup mozarella cheese.
  16. Bake 5 minutes longer.

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