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Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti Recipe
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Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti Recipe

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It’s so easy to make my simplified version of manicotti. I fill each pasta shell with a piece of string cheese for a deliciously gooey center, then I top the shells with a beefy tomato sauce. —Suzanne Runtz, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 14 pieces string cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 468 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 999mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein .

Directions

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Spread half of the meat sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Drain manicotti; stuff each shell with a piece of string cheese. Place over meat sauce; top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Easy-To-Stuff Manicotti in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p15

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.


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tommypoo 236309
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I've made this several times, and it is always fast and wonderful!"

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a642483 150552
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Delicious and easy recipe! Ate 1/2 for my husband and I and froze the other half. Thanks for sharing!"

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liljodo911 144373
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"I made this a couple of years ago and forgot about it. Last week my significant other asked for it. It is easy to make and my 2 picky eaters approved."

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u45529 113018
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"Very good and very easy, though I think next time I'll put two sticks of string cheese in each manicotti."

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nananene 137854
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2008

"i use 1/2 box of walmart great valu rigatoni , 10 string cheese, add some cottage cheese just like lasagna. 2 batches of meat sauce makes a really big batch tastes just like lasagna but do not really have to layer like lasagna"

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