Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

[ 11 ] November 18, 2013 |

Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

A simple dish for a great meal. Spinach and sausage stuffed manicotti is comfort food at its best.

This hearty filled  pasta dish will feed a crowd.

This is by far my favorite italian dish!

Spinach and Sausage Stuffed manicotti

This manicotti is a great make ahead meal. This is a delicious recipe that can be assembled in advance then baked  just before serving.

I used turkey sausage and part-skim mozzarella to keep the dish a bit lighter.

Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti


Serves: 4
  • ½ LB Turkey Sausage
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 14-1/2 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large bag spinach, cooked and chopped
  • ¾ cup grated fresh parmesan
  • 2 cups grated part-skim mozzarella
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cooked manicotti
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Remove casing from sausage and cook in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking meat with a spoon, when cooked through, reserve.
  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat, add onions, and cook until tender, 8 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, oregano, basil and tomato paste. Mix well and bring to boil, then lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes.
  4. Beat egg in a large bowl, mix with chopped spinach, ½ cup parmesan, mozzarella and cottage cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, cooked sausage and salt and pepper.
  5. Fill cooked manicotti with cheese mixture. Ladle some sauce in a baking dish, place the stuffed manicotti onto the sauce, pour remaining sauce over noodles, sprinkle ¼ cup parmesan.
  6. Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes. Uncovered and cook another 15 minutes.


Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Main Dishes, Pasta

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  1. Kelly hardy says:

    Wow this looks amazing! Will be making soon!

  2. Cat says:

    Made it last night. Only had Andouille sausage on hand but still a delicious dinner. Thanks for posting.

  3. nawal says:

    Can I use frozen spinach ,after squeezing all the water out?

  4. Renee says:

    How can I alter the recipe to add a whole pound of sausage?

    • Renee, I would add 1 cup mozzarella, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 egg, 8 more cooked manicotti and you will probably need more diced tomatoes for the sauce.
      Hope it will work for you! Bon Appetit! Marie

  5. Denise says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, but with ricotta instead of cottage cheese.

  6. Natasha says:

    Fantastic! I will definitely try it!

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