Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
30 Mins
Broil Time
3 Mins
Makes 6 servings

An 8-ounce package of manicotti shells has 14 shells; a couple may break, so we count on using 12 shells in this recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse in cold water. Drain. Place in a single layer on a wire rack; set aside.

Step 2

Remove casings from sausage, and discard. Cook sausage, ground round, and onion in a large skillet, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and set aside.

Step 3

Add wine to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits; bring to a boil. Add whipping cream and next 3 ingredients; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; cover and set aside.

Step 4

Combine meat mixture, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Spoon mixture evenly into 12 manicotti shells; arrange shells in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 5

Bake, covered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and pour cream mixture evenly over shells; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 more minutes. Broil, 5 1/2 inches from heat, 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Ratings & Reviews

Never disappoints

March 25, 2016
Despite the somewhat lengthy prep time, it's worth it. Always a favorite, glad I found it.

Stuffed Manicotti worth the effort

September 03, 2015
AMAZING!  This recipe was fantastic.  I almost did not make it because I did not want to stuff manicotti shells but it was worth it.  And the stuffing wasn't difficult, just took a little time. The steps for this recipe were easy but it did require time.  One reviewer mentioned the top "was kind of hard on the top after the covering is removed" but I did not experience that. I did not put the casserole under the broiler for 5 minutes as the recipe requested, I just kept it in the middle rack of the oven.Next time I will prepare some or all of the steps ahead of time:  cooking manicotti, preparing the meat mixture, making the cream sauce.  Having some of that done ahead will save a lot of time. This is a recipe was elegant and delicious.

Estefanny24's Review

September 09, 2014
I made this recipe for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. My husband couldn't stop talking about how good it was. My two small girls ate all of it.

Schoolrn4fun's Review

November 24, 2013

lisahibbert's Review

November 08, 2013
We have five school-aged children, ranging in age from 8 to 15. They all couldn't get enough of this dish! It is definitely a keeper and will be making again. My husband & I loved it as well. A very rich dish, but many wonderful flavors. I followed the recipe exactly, taking the advice of some other reviews and making the cream sauce and manicotti noodles(undercooking by just about a minute so they wouldn't tear as easily) ahead of time so it would come together more quickly later on. A bit time consuming, but no level of difficulty. Delicious!

MarynMikeS's Review

November 01, 2013
I did not care for this recipe. It was way too fatty for me, and I prefer my manicotti with a tomato based sauce, rather than a cream sauce.

Onecentinvegas's Review

October 21, 2013
This was good, but not drop-dead delicious. Have made it twice. The casserole turns kinda hard on the top after the covering is removed to add the parmesan. In the future, I'd keep it covered the entire baking time. Nice, belly-warming supper, but too time-consuming to make on a weeknight.

ONgirlinAB's Review

September 17, 2013
Absolutely delicious. My kids and husband were silent at the dinner table while they devoured this. Prep and cooking time is minimal. I pulled it off on a Monday after work and had time to spare. I used mild sausage and padano parmesan. Don't overcook the shells or they will split when you try to stuff them.

KariJo's Review

September 08, 2013
fantastic - our entire family loved it

malica10's Review

March 19, 2013