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Smoked Sausage Spaghetti Recipe

Smoked Sausage Spaghetti
This smoked sausage spaghetti is easy to prepare and makes for a great dinner. The smoked sausage is sliced and then fried in the pan before the sauce is prepared. The sauce is a combination of crushed tomatoes, wine, and various seasonings. Fresh parsley and basil are added to give this dish a nice and fresh flavor. I like to serve this recipe with garlic bread. Enjoy.

Smoked Sausage Spaghetti

Smoked Sausage Spaghetti

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 13 ounces smoked sausage (cut into slices)
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1lb spaghetti noodles
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (chopped)

 

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage slices in a single layer and cook, turning once until browned on both sides. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.  
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of oil to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir around and cook for a few seconds. Add crushed tomatoes, wine, oregano, salt and stir. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Once the spaghetti has finished cooking, drain and add the spaghetti in with the sauce. Add the smoked sausage, parsley and basil and stir. 

 

Adapted from My Sequined Life

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Asiago Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Asiago Stuffed Meatballs
Meatballs are amazing when they are stuffed with fresh asiago cheese. These meatballs use a combination of ground beef and pork. The meatball ingredients are mixed in a bowl and then formed into meatballs that are stuffed with cheese. The meatballs get a lot of flavor from garlic, parmesan, salt and pepper. You can fry the meatballs in the pan but I like to bake them in the oven, it is less messy and requires very little effort. You can use whatever type of pasta sauce you want for this recipe. I like marinara. If you cannot find fresh asiago you can use mozzarella instead. Enjoy.

Asiago Stuffed Meatballs

Asiago Stuffed Meatballs

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces fresh asiago cheese (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1 c. breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (divided)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • Pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine ground beef, pork, breadcrumbs, eggs, 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley, garlic and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well using your hands until well combined. Scoop some of the meat mixture into a small ball. Press 1 cube of the cheese into the center, sealing tightly around the cheese. Place onto a greased baking sheet. Repeat until all of the meatballs are prepared.
  2. Place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees F). Serve with marinara sauce and cooked pasta. Garnish with remaining parsley and parmesan cheese. 

 

Adapted from Delish

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Chicken Parmesan Manicotti Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti
The ingredients and chicken parmesan go great stuffed into manicotti shells. These chicken parmesan manicotti are loaded with shredded chicken, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese. The stuffed manicotti shells are topped with a homemade sauce and then baked in the oven. This recipe gets a lot of flavor from seasonings such as basil and oregano. I like to serve this dish with garlic bread on the side. Enjoy.

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti
Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

Chicken Parmesan Manicotti

Yield: 3-4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 7 manicotti shells (cooked according to package directions)
  • `1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can Italian style crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 basil leaves (chopped)

 

Directions:

  1. Heat the crushed tomatoes in a saucepan over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of chopped basil and stir frequently until the mixture starts to bubble. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread a thin layer of the sauce onto the bottom of the baking dish.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl  combine the cooked chicken, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, salt and pepper and stir until well combined. Stuff each manicotti with about ¼ cup of the chicken and cheese mixture carefully so that the manicotti doesn’t tear. Place the stuffed manicotti shells in a layer over the sauce in the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over the shells. Top with shredded parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  4. Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with fresh basil and serve. 

 

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Manicotti with Meat Sauce Recipe

Manicotti with Meat Sauce
This is a recipe for manicotti with meat sauce that is baked in a casserole dish. The manicotti is stuffed with ricotta cheese, fresh oregano, and parmesan. The sauce is just a simple combination of ground beef, garlic, crushed tomatoes, and seasonings. The manicotti are topped off with a layer of shredded parmesan cheese. It is a little bit of work to stuff the cheese mixture into the manicotti shells but it is worth the effort. I like to serve this recipe with garlic bread. Enjoy.

Manicotti with Meat Sauce
Manicotti with Meat Sauce

Manicotti with Meat Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 8-oz package manicotti (cooked, drained and cooled)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 (24 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 18 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat brown the ground beef while breaking up into chunks with a wooden spoon. Add 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Keep warm.
  2. In a large bowl combine ricotta cheese, eggs, lemon zest, oregano and 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Mix well. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Spoon the ricotta mixture into each manicotti tube and place into the casserole dish. Top with meat sauce and sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
  3. Place into the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Top with fresh oregano for serving.

 

Adapted from Delish.

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