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Saucy Manicotti Recipe

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Marilyn Popp
Added: Wednesday, January 18, 2006


1 lb.hot Italian sausage
1 lb. ground meat
1 lg. onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, pressed
2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 T. dried Italian seasoning
1 (8 oz.) pkg. manicotti shells
1 (8 oz.)container cream cheese with chives & onions, softened
5 c. (20 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
4 garlic cloves, pressed
3/4 t. pepper
Garnishes: Chopped parsley, shredded Parmesan cheese

Remove and discard casings from sausage. Cook sausage meat and ground meat, onion & garlic in a large pot over medium heat until meat crumbles and no longer pink; drain and return to pot.
Stir in tomato sauce and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
While sauce simmers, cook pasta shells according to pkg. directions.
Stir together cream cheese, 4 cups mozzarella cheese, and next 4 ingredients. Stuff evenly into shells.
Spoon half of the sauce evenly into 2 greased 9x13 inch baking dishes. Arrange stuffed shells over sauce; top with remaining sauce.
Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1 c. mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 more minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish if desired.

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Personal Notes:
Instead of the Italian sausage, I've used Jimmy Dean pan sausage and another tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
To freeze: Freeze before baking. Thaw in frig. for 12 hours. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover and sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and bake 10 more minutes. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
All you need with this is a salad.




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