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Spicy Manicotti

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Ingredients
  Ricotta cheese 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dried italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Spicy sausage 1 Pound, casings removed (Italian Type)
  Canned crushed tomatoes in puree 28 Ounce (1 Can, Undrained)
  Marinara sauce/Spaghetti sauce 26 Ounce (1 Jar)
  Manicotti noodles 8 Ounce (Uncooked)
Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
COMBINE ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper in medium bowl; set aside.
CRUMBLE sausage into large skillet; brown over medium-high heat until no longer pink, stirring to separate sausage.
Drain sausage on paper towels; drain fat from skillet.
ADD tomatoes with juice and marinara sauce to same skillet; bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Pour about one third of sauce into prepared dish.
STUFF each uncooked noodle with about 1/2 cup cheese mixture.
Place in dish.
Top noodles with sausage; pour remaining sauce over noodles.
COVER tightly with foil and bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until noodles are tender.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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