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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. Pour 1 cup sauce into a 13x9-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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti equals 618 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 2,427 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 40 g protein.