Creamy Italian Sausage Manicotti Recipe -
Creamy Italian Sausage Manicotti Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Creamy Italian Sausage Manicotti

Recipe by  

"Creamy mozzarella and savoury sausage baked to perfection."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings, 2 stuffed shells (300 g) each Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook manicotti as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, brown crumbled sausage in large skillet with onions; drain.
  3. Drain manicotti. Add ricotta, basil and Romano to sausage mixture; mix well. Carefully stuff manicotti with sausage mixture.
  4. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with manicotti and remaining sauce. Cover.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. Top with Mozza Cheese; bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until melted.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • How to Fill Manicotti Shells:
  • Spoon filling into large resealable plastic bag. Use scissors to cut large corner from bottom of bag. Fill manicotti shells by squeezing the sausage mixture into both ends of each shell.

Reviews More Reviews

Jul 30, 2014

My girlfriend was in the mood for Italian, so I made this dish for her. Turned out great! Very important to not break the shells when boiling them and stuffing them.

Mar 12, 2015

place your filling in a large ziplock bag and cut off one edge of the bag at the bottom corner. Makes filling these little guys much easier. Food for thought ;)


12 Ratings

Oct 08, 2014

It was great! Family loved it. I used hot sausage because we like spice. Will definitely make it again,

Mar 31, 2015

This was very good!! I made a small change, only because my husband is picky and does not like ricotta cheese. I substituted the ricotta with a mixture of cream cheese, cottage cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. It was very rich and my picky husband loved it!! I will definitely make this again.

May 22, 2015

I was kind of sketchy of following this recipe's directions or use the directions on the box of the Manicotti. I decided to go with this one. I took the advice of using a plastic bag and cut the tip off. Worked excellent. My bf & I loved them. Thanks for sharing. 4 thumbs up

May 03, 2015

This recipe was wonderful. I did use hot Italian sausage as we enjoy spice. I also added spinach to the sausage mixture. This is a keeper.

Mar 25, 2015

I made this recipe and my boyfriend, his very picky daughter and I ate it up! I didn't have onion on hand so I used dry minced and onion powder and that did the trick. I would advise using a high quality pasta sauce - that was the only thing lacking in mine. I also used 3 cups of sauce total to cover. Prep time, depending on your stuffing technique, can take a while. Mine was about 45 minutes, but very worth it. Like another reviewer, I used spicy Italian sausage for that extra kick!

Mar 02, 2015

Very good, a little challenging stuffing the shells but, admittedly that was after several adult beverages. One tip, use double the sauce the recipe calls for.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1234 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Crunchy Kale Snacks
Crunchy Kale Snacks

Kale is the healthy, green leaf that transforms into a crunchy snack chip in your oven.

So Many Pork Chop Recipes
So Many Pork Chop Recipes

You can't go wrong choosing from over 400 pork chop recipes with ratings and tips!

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Baked Penne with Italian Sausage

This hearty baked pasta casserole stars Italian sausage in a rich tomato sauce.

Italian “Sausage” Baby Back Ribs

These baby back ribs are rubbed with Italian sausage seasonings.


Manicotti are stuffed with three-cheese filling, sauced, and baked to beautiful.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States