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Pizza-Style Manicotti Recipe

Pizza-Style Manicotti Recipe

Ham, pepperoni, string cheese and manicotti shells make a tasty hands-on recipe that even small children can help prepare. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 8 slices deli ham (about 6 ounces)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 pieces string cheese
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. Pour 1 cup sauce into an 11x7-in. baking dish. On a short side of each ham slice, layer one basil leaf, one piece string cheese and three slices pepperoni; roll up. Insert in manicotti shells; arrange in a single layer in baking dish.
  • 3. Pour remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with olives and Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover unbaked casserole and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti: 618 calories, 32g fat (15g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 2427mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 40g protein .

Reviews for Pizza-Style Manicotti

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schamberlain 238879
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Amazing dish and so easy to make"

naydan 224014
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"These were delicious and very easy!!"

spoiledbasher 198660
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"SO, SO GOOD!!!!! These froze and reheated well. Saving!"

CatMurphy 200529
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"This tasted just like a pizza! I didn't like that the string cheese never really melted. Be certain to use regular sized ham slices as mine were a bit oversized and it tore the shells."

pastiepie 213545
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"We liked but had trouble with the cheese running out."

beansu11 153134
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"This was great and easy... I used low fat string cheese, low fat ham, Boars head pepperoni and healthy choice pasta sauce. I also put onions and greens peppers on top as well as some shredded mozzarella. And a touch of garlic powder. This was truly a great meal! I enjoyed as well as my family! Thumbs up and will be sharing with others."

gucci65 190303
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Omitted ham. very tasty and easy !!!!!"

katiebrownky 126239
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"This was quick and easy. Very flavorful! Will make again. I took someone else's advice and used low fat cheese and turkey pepperoni. My only negative was that the string cheese in the middle was a little tough and chewy. But still a great dish."

angieact1 213544
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"Very tasty, loved by the whole family. We left out the olives and used low fat cheese."

cheezhed68 120568
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"Brilliant recipe! Quick, easy and delicious!"

momoflandl 153102
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"This recipe was easy, quick and tasted delicious! In an attempt to lighten the recipe a bit I used weight watchers string cheese and turkey pepperoni. It was a hit for the whole family, we will certainly make it again."

Lape 140893
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I substituted salami slices for the pepperoni and did not use the black olives as my husband does not like black olives. It was very easy to make and very good."

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