Pasta is one of my favorite comfort foods, it’s warm and cheesy goodness that can melt all my stress away. It’s also usually a really easy meal to make when you don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. This Sausage Stuffed Manicotti is one of my favorite dinners to make for my finicky family.
This Sausage Stuffed Manicotti is so easy to put together, serve it with a simple green salad and you have a full meal that will impress everyone. My family has pasta at least once a week because I know that it is something that everyone will eat and even ask for seconds.
Try it with this Ultimate Homemade French Bread if you want to really impress.
Why this recipe works
- Pasta is something that even the pickiest eaters will eat
- Baked Manicotti is an easy dish to make
- Pasta is inexpensive to make
- Sausage stuffed manicotti re-heats easily for leftovers
- Everything is cooked in one pan
- This recipe is freezable
- You can personalize the recipe to fit your families favorite cheese or pasta sauce
- Once the sausage stuffed manicotti is in the oven you can go do other things
- Parmesan Cheese
- Breakfast sausage
- Pasta Sauce jarred
- Alfredo Sauce jarred
- Manicotti Noodles
- Minced garlic cloves
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, cook the sausage until browned.
- Spray your casserole pan with non-stick spray.
- Use a bowl to combine all of the ingredients, save 1 cup of mozzarella cheese to the side. Fill the uncooked manicotti noodles with the mixture. You can use a pastry bag for even easier filling.
- Cover the manicotti shells with the rest of the sauce mixture and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some parsley over the top. Cover the stuffed manicotti shells with tin foil. Bake for 50 minutes, then take the foil off and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve with extra parmesan cheese and your favorite side dish.
📌 Expert tips
- You can precook your noodles if you like but it’s not necessary.
- Using a piping bag will save time and you can create your own with a Ziploc bag.
- Use gluten-free noodles if that fits your diet.
- Use fresh cheese that you shred yourself for an even better tasting dinner.
- You can cook the sausage ahead of time to throw dinner together even quicker.
- Use a spicier breakfast sausage for a little extra kick.
👩🍳 Recipe FAQs
🥣 Pampered Chef Pick
Whenever I cook hamburger, sausage, or any other ground meat I ALWAYS use my Mix ‘N Chop! Seriously, it’s the best thing ever. Plus, it’s super inexpensive to buy, so if you don’t have one yet, I highly recommend purchasing one.
Another item that I have quickly figured out I can’t live without is the Scoop & Serve Spatula. It makes serving foods, especially this stuffed manicotti, even easier.
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- 1/2 cup parmesan
- 8 ounces mozzarella (divided)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup parsley + 2 tablespoons for garnish
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 1 package breakfast sausage
- 1 jar favorite pasta sauce
- 1 jar alfredo sauce
- 1 box manicotti noodles
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1. Cook sausage until browned and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray casserole pan with non-stick spray.
3. Combine all of the ingredients except for 1 cup of mozzarella cheese in a bowl. Fill the uncooked manicotti noodles with the mixture. Use a spoon or a pastry bag.
4. Cover the manicotti shells with the rest of the sauce mixture and top with cheese. Sprinkle some parsley. Cover with a piece of tin foil. Bake for 50 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
5. Serve with extra parmesan cheese and your favorite bread.
- I skip boiling the noodles and they cook perfectly. However, if you would rather boil them first, that's more than fine.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g
I'm not a dietician, these numbers can change based on the actual ingredients used. They are here as a guide to help you.
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