Healthy Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

"This is one of my bf favorite dishes with a healthy twist. We did the math and this ends up about 380 per serving (2 stuffed noodles). Enjoy sans guilt!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Combine onion, green pepper, garlic, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, thyme, basil, oregano, red pepper in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. When heated through reduce heat to low and cover. (simmer about 1 hour).
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Heat teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet and saute spinach until wilted. Set aside to cool. When cool chop the spinach.
  • Add sausage to skillet spinach was in and cook until browned. Drain.
  • In a bowl, combine spinach, cheeses, sausage.
  • Place a layer of sauce in the bottom of a 13 by 9 pan.
  • Stuff noodles with cheese, spinach, and sausage and place in pan.
  • Top with the rest of the sauce.
  • Bake 350 for 30 to 45 minutes.

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  1. Great recipe! I used ground turkey instead of sausage and sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top and it was delicious.
  2. We also thought this was a GREAT recipe! Didn't change a thing (ok maybe added abit more garlic cause I can't help myself) and it came out perfectly & with great flavour. I was short on time so one step I did differently is that I made the tomato sauce in an electronic pressure cooker. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing


  1. Great recipe! I used ground turkey instead of sausage and sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top and it was delicious.


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