Spooning a cheesy filling into manicotti shells can be time-consuming and messy. To avoid the trouble, I put the filling into a cake decorating bag and easily pipe it into the pasta tubes. —Gayla Almendarez, Pryor, Oklahoma
Even kids can help assemble this simplified Italian entree from Suzanne Runtz of Charlestown, South Carolina. She fills each pasta shell with a piece of string cheese for a deliciously gooey center, then tops the manicotti with a beefy tomato sauce.