The Originators of Quick & Easy Cooking!
Super Simple One-Pot Recipes: 21 of the Best One-Pot Meals
Sausage Florentine Manicotti
We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box.
This was added to your Recipe Box.
Click here to view your Recipe Box.
- COOK TIME
- 3 Hr
In our opinion, this is an Italian dream dish. This no-hassle, melt-in-your-mouth dish will always be a favorite.
What You'll Need
- 4 quarts water
- 1 (8-ounce) package manicotti noodles, uncooked
- 1 (26-ounce) jar tomato-basil flavored pasta sauce
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 4 cups (16-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
What to Do
Bring water and salt to a boil in a large Dutch oven; add pasta. Cook for 5 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.
Meanwhile, combine pasta sauce and spinach in a medium bowl; pour half the mixture into a lightly greased 5-quart slow cooker. Set remaining half of mixture aside.
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in cream cheese, ricotta cheese, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, and, if desired, walnuts. Spoon into manicotti shells (see Note); arrange stuffed shells in slow cooker. Pour reserved tomato mixture over shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese.
Cover and cook on LOW setting 2-1/2 hours. Let stand 10 minutes.
Try this no-hassle trick when stuffing manicotti shells: slice the shell lengthwise, spoon the mixture evenly down the center of the shell, reshape, and then place cut side down in the slow cooker.
This recipe is from The Best of Mr. Food Cookbook Series © Oxmoor House, Inc. If you would like more recipes like this, click here.
LATEST TV RECIPE & VIDEO
There's nothing like homemade pierogies! With a flavor-packed potato filling, tender homemade dough, and sweet caramelized onions, it's no wonder why this Polish recipe has become so popular throughout the world. Once you try our Old-Fashioned Pierogies, we're sure you'll fall in love!