I was looking for a new recipe and happened to stumble upon For the Love of Cooking and Pam’s Turkey Italian Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Manicotti. As I’ve mentioned before, I love me some Italian food so I’m always happy for great new recipes to add to my collection.
Really, can you go wrong with ricotta cheese, fresh basil, homemade tomato sauce and some noodles? Pretty much, that’s a no. Plus, I love the addition of freshly grated nutmeg and parsley because it adds a great depth of flavor to the homemade stuffed manicotti.
As delicious as homemade manicotti is, I’ve never been very good at the stuffing part. Even with perfectly al dente shells, I still seem to butcher it. *sad face* I used a Ziploc bag and cut the corner for these little guys, which worked pretty well. Still, I may or may not have gotten stuffing all over my hands, the plate and some on the table.
And, yes, it was totally worth it!
Italian Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Manicotti
Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
8 oz cremini mushrooms, chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
15 oz Ricotta cheese
Dash of fresh nutmeg, grated
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
5-6 fresh basil leaves, julienned, divided
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese (divided)
Manicotti shells, cooked al dente
3 cups of tomato sauce (try my homemade tomato sauce)
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (divided)
Top with julienned basil and serve.
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