Simple Manicotti Recipe

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I found this recipe in a cookbook from my mother's hometown. Since everyone there is a good cook, I knew this would be terrific. One taste proved me right!—Pam Clemens, Wimbledon, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 14 large manicotti shells, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 415 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup spaghetti sauce, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cool for 5 minutes. Set 1/2 cup aside. Add cheese to the remaining meat mixture.
  2. Stuff into manicotti shells; arrange in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine remaining spaghetti sauce and reserved meat mixture; pour over shells.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Simple Manicotti in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p250

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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jmm2012 User ID: 5991184 75967
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"The recipe just seemed to need something extra."

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