Stuffed Four Cheese Manicotti with Sauce
8 ounce pkg. manicotti,cooked according to directions
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
6 ounce pan tomato paste
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
15-16 ounces Ricotta cheese
2 cups Mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup shredded Provolone cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown sausage. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir until onion is tender. Add tomatoes, paste, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes.
Combine four cheeses with egg. Stuff manicotti. Spread small portion of sauce in bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Arrange manicotti and spoon over remaining sauce. Cover. Bake 35 minutes until hot and bubbly. Top with remaining 1 cup Mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes.
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