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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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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Amazing dish and so easy to make"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"These were delicious and very easy!!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

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

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"Brilliant recipe! Quick, easy and delicious!"

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."

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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