• 4servings
  • 75minutes
  • 1343calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 lb Italian sausage (without casting)

  2. 1 lb ground beef

  3. 2 garlic cloves , diced

  4. 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  5. 1 pinch fennel

  6. 1/2 teaspoon basil

  7. 1/2 teaspoon oregano

  8. 1 (8 ounce) box manicotti, uncooked shells

  9. 16 ounces ricotta cheese

  10. 1 cup mozzarella cheese

  11. 1 cup parmesan cheese

  12. 5 ounces frozen spinach , thawed

  13. salt and pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large sauce pan using about a tbsp of EVOO, combine the diced garlic, pinch of salt/ pepper, ground beef and Italian sausage until cooked through and browned.

  2. Add spaghetti sauce, oregano and basil, pinch of fennel. Simmer.

  3. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook shells just under suggested cooking time. You want them to be slightly undercooked. Drain and set aside.

  4. In a mixing large bowl, combine ricotta, mozarella, and spinach. Salt to taste. Set aside.

  5. Spread a light layer of meat sauce on the bottom of a large deep baking dish.

  6. Using a narrow spoon, fill each tubular shell with cheese mixture and place side by side into the prepared baking dish. Cover with remaining sauce and sprinkle Parmesan on top.

  7. Bake in oven covered with foil at 400 F for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 5-7 mins to brown the cheese on top. Let cool before serving.


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