My Sweet Manicotti in Meat Sauce

Recipe by sweetina
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Sauce: Brown the meat in a skillet with your italian seasonings and garlic salt, drain when done to get fat off.
  • Heat sausage up so that you can cut it into little peices, it will cook the rest of the way when in the oven.
  • Combine your pasta sauce, meat, and sausage and mix together over low heat.
  • While making your filling start boiling your manicotti noodles. Follow directions on box to go about boiling the noodles.
  • Filling: Mix ricotta, 1 and 1/2 cups mozarella (the rest will go on top), some of the parmesean (save enough to sprnkle on top), sugar, and chopped parsley in a large mixing bowl. Add in some dried basil. (about 3 shakes).
  • Take a gallon size ziplock baggy and put the filling inside. Cut a hole in bottom corner so you can squeeze filling out.
  • Layer some of your pasta sauce across the bottom of the pan so the noodles do not stick to pan and because theres no such thing as too much sauce!
  • Take your noodles and your ziplock and fill noodles full of filling. When all noodles are filled and aligned in your casserole pan pour remaining sauce on top of manicotti.
  • Sprinkle with your leftover mozzarella and parmesean.
  • Cover with foil and bake in oven at 350 for 30 minutes, then take foil off and bake an addition 10 minutes.
  • Take your manicotti noodles and fill the.