1 lb. mild bulk pork sausage
2 (15-oz.) cans Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, Italian
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1/4 cup water
1/2 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
1 (15-oz.) carton ricotta cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
12 manicotti noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
Grated Parmesan cheese
In large saucepan, brown sausage; drain. Remove half of sausage; set aside.
Stir tomato sauce, paste, water and brown sugar into sausage; simmer 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine remaining sausage, ricotta, 2 cups mozzarella, egg and parsley.
In a 13x9x2-inch baking dish, pour 1/3 spaghetti sauce mixture.
Stuff manicotti noodles with ricotta mixture and place on top of sauce.
Pour remaining sauce over filled noodles, top with remaining mozzarella and sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° F. for 20 minutes.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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