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Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Helen
    Oct 3, 2018

    I served this with mixed Italian vegetables and it was amazing.

  • tommypoo
    Nov 4, 2015

    I've made this several times, and it is always fast and wonderful!

  • jenjj
    Jan 25, 2013

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  • a642483
    Mar 7, 2011

    Delicious and easy recipe! Ate 1/2 for my husband and I and froze the other half. Thanks for sharing!

  • liljodo911
    Nov 29, 2010

    I made this a couple of years ago and forgot about it. Last week my significant other asked for it. It is easy to make and my 2 picky eaters approved.

  • u45529
    Aug 27, 2010

    Very good and very easy, though I think next time I'll put two sticks of string cheese in each manicotti.

  • Kelli F.
    Apr 13, 2009

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    Apr 28, 2008

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