1 lb. uncooked bulk pork sausage
2 cups 4% cottage cheese
1 pkg. (8 oz.) manicotti shells
1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
In a large bowl, combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with marinara sauce. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 min. or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a shell reads 160 degrees. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8-10 min. longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 min. before serving. Yield: 7 servings.
Note: Transfer individual portions of cooled manicotti to freezer containers; freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, stirring occasionally and adding a little spaghetti sauce if necessary.