Saturday, October 10, 2009

Italian Sausage Manicotti

Image and recipe taken from here.

This recipe stemmed from my need to get rid of some Italian Sausage the we bought on Manager's Special at King Soopers a while back, and was taking up space in my refrigerator. We already had the manicotti in the pantry, and I was wondering why Shawn had wanted the ricotta cheese....


  • 1 (1 lb.) roll of ground Italian sausage

  • 1 box of manicotti pasta

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbl olive oil

  • 1 pack fresh basil, rinsed and chopped

  • 1 15oz. container ricotta cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • dash of salt

  • 1 jar alfredo sauce (4 cheese is great)

  • 1 jar marinara or other tomato based sauce(I like fire roasted tomato and garlic)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Cook the manicotti according to package.

  3. Hint: I put a little bit of olive oil in my water to keep pasta from sticking

  4. While manicotti is cooking, heat olive oil in pan and add garlic

  5. Once garlic is slightly golden in color, add sausage and cook thoroughly

  6. Once manicotti is finished, drain and dry.

  7. For the manicotti filling, place the ricotta in a large bowl.

  8. Add eggs and mix thoroughly

  9. Mix in basil and salt

  10. Once sausage is cooked, mix in with ricotta mixture

  11. Fill manicotti with cheese/sausage mix

  12. Place manicotti in a 9x13 baking pan.

  13. Cover manicotti with alfredo sauch and then with a small amount of tomato sauce.

  14. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes

  15. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes


  1. I'm going to make this is week :)

  2. I just noticed that you forgot to put the sausage in the ingredients list. How much does this call for?

  3. Oh! I'll update that.. It calls for one pound. I just used the roll of ground Italian Sausage from the grocery store.

  4. It was super yummy, by the way!