Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is a family favorite. The trickiest part is stuffing the manicotti. It helps if you use a large Ziploc bag with a corner cut out.
- 8 ounces manicotti
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage
- 1 1⁄2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 1⁄2 cups provolone cheese, shredded
- 1⁄3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 whole eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 cups spaghetti sauce (your favorite or homemade)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
- Boil manicotti noodles 8 minutes and drain; set aside.
- Meanwhile make the filling by combining sausage, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 cup provolone, breadcrumbs and eggs.
- Pour 3/4 cup sauce into a greased 9x13 baking dish and spread so it covers the whole bottom of the dish.
- Stuff manicotti with the filling.
- Arrange the filled manicotti in the baking dish in a single layer (you may need an additional 8 inch square baking dish for all of the manicotti or use a large lasagna baking dish, if you prefer. Sometimes I freeze the remaining stuffed manicotti shells to use for another meal or snack).
- Top the manicotti with the remaining spaghetti sauce.
- Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes.
- Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheese.
- Bake for another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
I did cut this recipe in half for just the 2 of us & used a mild Italian sausage as well, along with homemade sauce! Still had some wonderful manicotti, & now have this very nice recipe tucked away in my keeper file! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday recipe tag]