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Palmetto Cheese and Sausage stuffed Manicotti

Ingredients:
8 oz. Manicotti Shells
12 oz. Palmetto Cheese, Original or Jalapeno
24 oz. Cottage Cheese, small curd or ricotta cheese
8 oz. Smoked Sausage, small diced
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 medium sized green pepper, small diced
1 medium sized onion, small diced
1 egg
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste

1 jar Marinara Sauce, brand of your choice

Directions:
In a large pot bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add manicotti shells and gently stir to prevent them from sticking together. Cook for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain, cool down with cold water and set aside.

Filling:
In a saute pan add garlic, onions, green peppers and sausage. Cook 5-10 minutes, or until onions and peppers have cooked. No oil is needed because you will get enough from the sausage to cook the vegetables. Remove from heat and let cool down slightly.
In a mixing bowl, combine Palmetto Cheese, cottage or ricotta cheese, egg, italian seasoning and salt/pepper. Stir the cheese mixture and add in your sausage and vegetable mixture.

Assembly: Add 1 cup of marinara sauce to the bottom of a 9"x13" baking dish. This will prevent the manicotti from sticking. You can fill the manicotti shells with a spoon or by placing the mixture into a pastry bag with no tip. Freezer storage bags with the tip cut off also work. If some of your shells have broken have no fear, lay them flat and place the filling down the middle of the pasta. Roll or fold in half. Place filled shell in the prepared pan. After you have used all your filling/pasta pour the remaining sauce on top of the manicotti.

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Use a spatula to remove from the pan and top with sour cream, more Palmetto Cheese or whatever topping you wish.
4 to 5 Servings.

Recipe options:
Alfredo sauce can be substituted for the marinara. You may decide to make your own sauce, but pre-made works well too.
If you don't like smoked sausage you can substitute ground beef or turkey, small diced chicken breast or even diced shrimp. It's always good to have options when cooking.
Palmetto Cheese Manicotti