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Shortcut Sausage-Stuffed Manicotti with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

No pre-cooking is needed for the noodles and sausage, so this Italian entrée can be ready for the oven in 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 7
 

Ingredients

1
jar (26 oz) sun-dried tomato pasta sauce
1/2
cup water
1 1/2
lb uncooked Italian sausage links (7 links)
14
uncooked manicotti pasta shells (8 oz)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce in dish. To remaining sauce in jar, add water and mix well.
  • 2 Cut sausage links in half lengthwise; remove casings. Shape each piece of sausage into roll; stuff into uncooked pasta shell. Place stuffed shells on sauce in dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce mixture over shells.
  • 3 Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 hour 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; bake uncovered 10 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and pasta is tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce in dish. To remaining sauce in jar, add water and mix well.
  • 2 Cut sausage links in half lengthwise; remove casings. Shape each piece of sausage into roll; stuff into uncooked pasta shell. Place stuffed shells on sauce in dish. Pour remaining pasta sauce mixture over shells.
  • 3 Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 hour 20 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; bake uncovered 10 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted and pasta is tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you have bulk Italian sausage, divide it into 14 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll and stuff into a manicotti shell. Do not use smoked or precooked sausage.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1240mg
1240%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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