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.

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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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