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2 Italian Sausage Manicotti on a white plate
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Italian Sausage Manicotti

Italian Sausage Manicotti- an easy recipe for manicotti stuffed with Italian sausage and cheese and covered with tomato sauce. This Italian favorite makes a great family meal.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword stuffed manicotti
Servings 5
Calories 722kcal


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 medium yellow or sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepepr flakes
  • 8 ounces chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 10 manicotti tubes, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Cook and crumble Italian sausage in a large nonstick pan. Once you have it broken apart, add the onion. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
  • Add garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes and cook 1 minute.
  • Turn heat to low and add cream cheese. Stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Let cool slightly and then stir in 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and pepper.
  • Stuff the mixture into the manicotti shells. You can either use a spoon or fork to push it in or you can transfer the mixture ot a large ziptop bag and snip the corner and pipe it in.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup of sauce in the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly. Place the filled manicotti tubes on top of the sauce.
    Pour remaining sauce on top of manicotti.
  • Cover and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 10 more minutes.


Calories: 722kcal