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Mushroom and Italian Sausage Stuffed Manicotti

Delicious and easy homemade Mushroom and Italian Sausage Stuffed Manicotti. Definitely a great Italian comfort food recipe.
Categories Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword sausage manicotti recipe, sausage stuffed manicotti, stuffed manicotti
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 641 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a large baking dish with olive oil and pour 1 cup of marinara to coat entire baking dish.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the sausage. Cook for 4-5 minutes, crumbling the sausage with a spatula.
  4. Add the onions and mushrooms then continue to cook for 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Once the meat is cooked through, crumbled and well-browned and the onions are tender, add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Cook the manicotti noodles per instructions and set aside to cool. Make sure to leave noodles al dente as they will cook more in the oven and will be easier to stuff if more firm.
  6. In a large bowl, add the cooled meat mixture, ricotta cheese, grated nutmeg, parsley, basil, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and mix thoroughly. Place the mixture into a large Ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe the filling into each manicotti shell (I pipe a bit into each side) then place into the baking dish. Continue process until you are out of filling and shells. Pour the remaining marinara sauce on top of the manicotti then top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover the baking dish with a piece of tin foil and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes. Remove tin foil and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 7-10 minutes.Top with julienned basil and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom and Italian Sausage Stuffed Manicotti
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 316
% Daily Value*
Fat 35.1g54%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 141.3mg47%
Sodium 1156mg48%
Carbohydrates 50.7g17%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 31.2g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.