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Pumpkin and Sausage Manicotti

Pumpkin and Sausage Manicotti
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
Enjoy this cheesy Italian dinner - saucy manicotti stuffed with sausage and pumpkin.
Updated November 30, 2011

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
561
Total Fat
35g
0%
Saturated Fat
18g
0%
Sodium
1641mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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