Pumpkin and Sausage Manicotti

Pumpkin and Sausage Manicotti

Enjoy this cheesy Italian dinner - saucy manicotti stuffed with sausage and pumpkin.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

16
uncooked manicotti pasta shells
1
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
2
large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves
1
egg
1
container (15 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
3
cups Alfredo pasta sauce (from two 16-oz jars)
Fresh sage leaves, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package, using minimum cook time. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook sausage, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the chopped sage over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In medium bowl, beat egg. Stir in ricotta cheese, pumpkin, Parmesan cheese, pepper, 1 cup of the Italian cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon chopped sage and the sausage.
  3. Spread 1 cup of the Alfredo sauce in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Fill pasta shells with sausage mixture. Arrange stuffed shells over sauce in dish. Pour remaining 2 cups of the Alfredo sauce evenly over shells.
  4. Cover; bake 30 to 35 minutes or until hot. Uncover; top with remaining 1 cup Italian cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with sage leaves.
Makes 8 servings (2 shells)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 561
    • Total Fat 35g
      • (Saturated Fat 18g,),
    • Sodium 1641mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 35g
      • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Protein 28g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 2 1/2 Starch;
      • 3 High-Fat Meat;
      • 1 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.