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Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti


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

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 468 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 999mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.


Average Rating:
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • nananene
    Dec 31, 1969

    i use 1/2 box of walmart great valu rigatoni , 10 string cheese, add some cottage cheese just like lasagna. 2 batches of meat sauce makes a really big batch tastes just like lasagna but do not really have to layer like lasagna

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