Recipe by Cherokee Princess
"Old world-style manicotti dish with a couple of my own touches. Absolutely delicious! The best manicotti recipe out there! I recommend using Bertolli® Italian Sausage, Marinara with Burgundy Wine, or Tomato and Basil sauce flavors."
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1 (9 ounce) bag
bulk Italian sausage
1 (24 ounce) carton
small curd cottage cheese
1 (12 ounce) package
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 (24 ounce) jars
Loved this recipe! I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and put a couple cloves of garlic in the mixture and blended it all together in the food processor. SO good! It was so tasty that I kept sampling the stuffing mixture and by the time dinner was ready I didn't have an appetite anymore Haha!
cottage cheese? No, just no. RICOTTA PLEASE!!!!! This needs some serious spice as well, Maybe some basil, oregano, heck, even thyme would work!!! A tablespoon of something at least!!! Garlic, garlic and more garlic (at least one clove, we do 1-2 tablespoons of minced.) I also saute onions and mushrooms with half the garlic and add that to the mixture... Also, on top, you HAVE to add Romano or provolone, or both to the motzi :)
I made this dish exactly to the recipe. It turned out great! Flavorful and very filling! The filling that you stuff the shells with makes quite a bit - I stuffed a whole box of 14 shells ( mind you they were not the large shells) to the brim and I still had about 3 cups of the filling left over. I made a lasagna with the left over and froze it for another meal so not too bad of a problem after all :) ! My suggestion would be to scale down the filling ingredients or make sure to have more shells on hand and buy the larger shells. Perfect recipe for company or a larger group!
Very good dish! It made a lot of filling- I had enough for all 12 manicotti and probably could have filled 3 more. I froze half of them, since it was only 2 of us eating that night. These are very creamy and flavorful. Only change I made was to add about a tablespoon of minced garlic to the meat. Will make this one again!
Tasty and easy recipe! I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese as suggested by others. Big hit in my house.
This was kinda bland. It needs something else. I even added onions and fresh parm but it was still lacking.
The family loved this recipe! I did substitute ricotta for the cottage cheese, and put some minced garlic in it also. It was wonderful.
I guess I should have paid attention to the reviews. This makes a heck of a lot more filling than you need
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spinach Manicotti with Italian Sausage
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 318
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