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Zucchini Manicotti

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Ingredients
  Manicotti shells 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Bulk italian sausage 1⁄2 Pound
  Chopped onion 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Mushrooms 3 Cup (48 tbs), sliced
  Canned whole tomatoes 16 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Snipped oregano/1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1 Tablespoon
  Snipped basil/1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Zucchini 2 Small, finely chopped
  Ricotta cheese 15 Ounce (1 Container)
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Snipped parsley/1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

MAKING
2. Take a 6-quart Dutch oven, add 4 quarts boiling salted water and cook manicotti shells for 18 minutes. Drain off excess water.
3. Take a 3-quart saucepan, add ¼ cup chopped onions, garlic and sausage and cook till sausage turn brown. Drain.
4. Add non-drained tomatoes, mushrooms, wine, tomato paste, basil and oregano and simmer for about 45 minutes.
5. Simultaneously, take a 10-inch skillet, add olive oil and heat.
6. Add ½ cup of chopped onions and zucchini and cook till it turns tender.
7. Take a large bowl and mix Monterey Jack, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, eggs, parmesan cheese and parsley.
8. Add cooked onion and zucchini.
9. Stuff manicotti shells with this mixture.
10. Take a 13x9x2-inch baking dish, grease it generously and arrange the stuffed shells.
11. Top shells with sauce.

FINALIZING
12. On the preheated oven, bake the stuffed shells for about 45 minutes.
13. Add more grated Parmesan cheese if required.

SERVING
14. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Zucchini
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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