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Pizza-Style Manicotti

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.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Pour 1 cup sauce into an 11x7-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.
  • Pour remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with olives and Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover unbaked casserole and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until pasta is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 stuffed manicotti: 618 calories, 32g fat (15g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 2427mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • cookbookmom
    Sep 27, 2017

    Really good flavor. Just seems there's a lot of excess sauce. Could definitely make a few more of the rollups to use that extra.

  • schamberlain
    Dec 7, 2015

    Amazing dish and so easy to make

  • naydan
    Apr 2, 2015

    These were delicious and very easy!!

  • spoiledbasher
    Jul 15, 2014

    SO, SO GOOD!!!!! These froze and reheated well. Saving!

  • CatMurphy
    Oct 14, 2013

    This tasted just like a pizza! I didn't like that the string cheese never really melted. Be certain to use regular sized ham slices as mine were a bit oversized and it tore the shells.

  • pastiepie
    Oct 13, 2013

    We liked but had trouble with the cheese running out.

  • beansu11
    Oct 7, 2013

    This was great and easy... I used low fat string cheese, low fat ham, Boars head pepperoni and healthy choice pasta sauce. I also put onions and greens peppers on top as well as some shredded mozzarella. And a touch of garlic powder. This was truly a great meal! I enjoyed as well as my family! Thumbs up and will be sharing with others.

  • gucci65
    Oct 6, 2013

    Omitted ham. very tasty and easy !!!!!

  • katiebrownky
    Sep 22, 2013

    This was quick and easy. Very flavorful! Will make again. I took someone else's advice and used low fat cheese and turkey pepperoni. My only negative was that the string cheese in the middle was a little tough and chewy. But still a great dish.

  • angieact1
    Sep 10, 2013

    Very tasty, loved by the whole family. We left out the olives and used low fat cheese.