8ouncescannellonipackage, or manicotti shells, optional lasagna sheets
24ouncestomato-basil spaghetti saucejar, or marinara sauce, no sugar added
1poundlean ground turkeyor chicken
1/2teaspoonblack pepperfreshly ground
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakesmore or less to taste
1/4teaspoonkosher or sea salt
8 to 10basil leavestorn, for garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
Meanwhile, add all the sausage ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
Cook ground turkey sausage (all sausage ingredients) in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking into small pieces while cooking. Ensure the turkey loses its pink color before removing from heat.
Drain, discard any fat, and add 1 cup of the sauce to the mix. Remove from the heat.
Cut cannelloni lengthwise. Spoon sausage filling in the center and press pasta back together. Repeat with all the rolls and cover with remaining sauce. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until cooked through and bubbly.
Garnish with torn basil leaves, if desired. Enjoy!