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Sausage Manicotti

Sausage Manicotti is the best manicotti recipe around! Pasta filled with 3 cheeses and topped with an easy Italian sausage sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1 8 oz package of manicotti shells
  • 1 16 oz package Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped small
  • 1 26 oz jar favorite pasta sauce
  • 5 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 7.5 oz chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 15 oz container ricotta cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
    Cook manicotti shells according to directions on package. Drain.
  • Remove Italian sausage from casings. In a large dutch oven, cook sausage, making sure to crumble it while stirring. Once no longer pink, add in onion and garlic and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and drain any excess grease.
  • Pour pasta sauce into the pot with sausage and cook on medium heat until heated. 
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, 3 cups of mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta. Stir until blended.
  • Add about 1 cup of sauce to the bottom of prepared baking dish. 
  • Cut a slit down the middle of each manicotti shell. Spoon cheese mixture into shells. Place seam side down on top of the sauce in the baking dish. Put the rest of the sauce on top of stuffed shells and then sprinkle with the rest of mozzarella cheese. 
  • Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. 


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 663mg | Iron: 0.6mg