Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 50 mins | Total Time: 70 mins | Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
This recipe is such a delight! Oh, man, I’m telling you, you are so in for a treat! Feel free to add more ingredients if you want. Enjoy!
8 ounces manicotti pasta tubes
1.25-pound Italian sausage
1 onion, finely diced
2 c chopped fresh spinach
8 ounces mozzarella, shredded (divided)
3/4 c freshly grated parmesan cheese (divided)
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 24-ounces jar spaghetti sauce
Step 1: Refer to the directions provided on the package of the manicotti on how to cook it.
Step 2: Prepare the Italian sausage by removing the casings.
Step 3: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 4: Add in the sausage and cook until brown and crumbly.
Step 5: Add in the spinach and cook for 1 minute or until wilted.
Step 6: Remove the sausage mixture and place it on a clean plate. Let it sit at room temperature to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Step 7: Add in ½ cup of grated cheese, egg, garlic powder, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
Step 8: Apply cooking spray in a 13×9-inch baking dish and the spaghetti sauce on the bottom.
Step 9: Stuff each drained manicotti with the meat mixture.
Step 10: Arrange them on the prepared baking dish and spread the rest of the sauce on top.
Step 11: Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil.
Step 12: Place it inside the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 190 degrees C.
Step 13: Remove the cover and bake for another 20 minutes or until the top is golden.
Step 14: Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 15 minutes at room temperature.
Step 15: Sprinkle chopped parsley on top.
Step 16: Serve and enjoy!