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Mainstreet Manicotti

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Ingredients
  Manicotti shells 8 Ounce (14 Shells, 1 Package)
  Bulk italian sausage 1 Pound
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 12 Ounce (3 Cups)
  Cream style cottage cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. Take a 6-quart Dutch oven, add 4 quarts boiling salted water and cook for manicotti shells for 18 minutes and drain excessive water.
3. Take a 10-inch skillet, add sausage and cook well. Drain the water.

MAKING
4. Take a large bowl, transfer the sausage into it and keep aside.
5. In the same skillet, add garlic and onion and cook till tender.
6. Add non-drained tomatoes, oregano, tomato paste, salt and basil to this, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Stir intermittently.
7. Add cottage cheese, garlic powder and mozzarella cheese to the sausage and mix till they properly blend.
8. Stuff manicotti using sausage mixture.
9. In a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish, arrange stuffed manicotti.
10. Top with sauce and allow it to bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven.

SERVING
11. Add Parmesan cheese to the baked pasta and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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