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Manicotti for Two

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

2 servings

Manicotti shells are filled with a three-cheese mixture, when topped with store-bought spaghetti sauce beefed up with flavorful sausage. Enjoy them with sliced canned pears and frozen garlic bread...or accompany the entree with steamed fresh green beans and warm Italian bread.

Ingredients

  • 4 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  2. Drain manicotti and rinse with cold water. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Carefully stuff manicotti. Place in a greased small baking dish. Top with sausage mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 690 calories, 37g fat (19g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1807mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 43g protein.

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