Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


7 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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
Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  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° until heated through, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces : 558 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1059mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 42g protein.