Manicotti Recipe

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Ana Published: February 2, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Manicotti Recipe

How To Make Manicotti

Enjoy a meaty pasta dish with this manicotti recipe! This dish is filled with sausage and three cheeses, all baked in marinara sauce, for a filling meal.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



For Filling:

  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1lbItalian sausage,hot or mild, casings removed
  • ½cuponion,finely chopped
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 15ozricotta cheese
  • 1egg
  • 1cupmozzarella cheese,shredded
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,finely grated
  • ¾tspdried Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper,to taste

For Assembly:

  • cupsmarinara sauce
  • 12manicotti shells
  • cupsmozzarella cheese
  • 2tbspparsley,chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Place the sausage in the pan, then cook for 3 to 4 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces.

  3. Add the onions to the pan. Cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until the onions are softened and the sausage is browned and cooked through.

  4. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat.

  5. Place the ricotta cheese, egg, mozzarella, parmesan, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  6. Add the meat mixture to the ricotta mixture. Stir until well mixed.

  7. Cook the manicotti in salted boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes less than the package directions state. Drain and cool slightly.

  8. Spread 1 cup of the marinara sauce over the bottom of the pan.

  9. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill each manicotti with the meat and cheese mixture. Arrange the manicotti in a single layer in the pan. Pour the rest of the sauce over the top.

  10. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.

  11. Uncover, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top, then bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

  12. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 990.67kcal
  • Fat: 67.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 34.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.69g
  • Fiber: 3.72g
  • Sugar: 8.95g
  • Protein: 53.80g
  • Cholesterol: 227.26mg
  • Sodium: 2026.33mg
  • Calcium: 985.09mg
  • Potassium: 842.62mg
  • Iron: 3.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 377.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.74mg
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