Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min.
Restaurant quality states my dear husband! I’m giving a 4 Star because I made some adjustments. I used ricotta cheese and one egg along with hot sausage. I used a quart size zippy bag
Love this recipe. I did put some marinara sauce on the bottom of the pan to keep the pasta from sticking. It is rather messy to stuff the shells, but it’s worth it.
I use my Jerky Shooter to fill the manicotti. Makes it easy, fills them evenly. Get it at Bass Pro Shop or Cabella's.
This recipe was so simple. I used mild Italian sausage and it was fantastic. I don't normally try out a new recipe when company is coming, but this time I did, and I didn't regret it at all. I will definitely make this again!
I made this last night for dinner. It was delish! I followed everyone else and used ricotta cheese instead. The longest part was filling the shells. My hubby loved it. I put some marinara sauce on bottom on pan so the shells wouldn't stick. I also used hot sausage instead of regular sausage so it was zippy ! try it out!!!
I used the Italian sausage and cottage cheese then mozzarella for topping. Followed the recipe and baked as written. My manicotti shells didn't seem totally cooked, like a little tough. I think I'll stick with cheese manicotti and pre-cook the shells from now on.
This is very good. I used Italian sausage and spaghetti sauce instead of sausage and marinara sauce. So easy to put together and so very good!
I made almost as written. I added some sauteed onion, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, and dried basil to the filling. I used a ziplock with a small corner cut out to fill the shells and that worked great. A little sauce on the bottom of the baking dish ( I bought Classico Cabernet marinara), baked 60 minutes would do 55 next time, then added cheese (more than called for plus parm), 10 more minutes...great flavor! Also, I used half mild and half hot Italian sausage....lots of flavor!! One problem, the filling wants to slide out of the shells when eating...
This recipe was very easy to make the only thing I would perhaps edit is that it says in the directions the prep is only 15 minutes, it took me about a 1/2 hour to stuff them but I could just be slow. Also I used a box and a 1/2 of shells. I did exactly like the recipe said and I also swapped some with an alfredo sauce that was amazing. I will definitely use this again. My family and I loved it.
Even my kids love this and so simple to make! I would have given a 5 but I do like it better with ricotta cheese instead. I always serve with a fresh steamed broccoli!! I have also made this for gatherings as I find it easier and cheaper than lasagna.