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Pizza-Style Manicotti Recipe

Pizza-Style Manicotti Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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
Reviewed 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."

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schamberlain
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Amazing dish and so easy to make"

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naydan
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"These were delicious and very easy!!"

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spoiledbasher
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

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

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CatMurphy
Reviewed 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."

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pastiepie
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"We liked but had trouble with the cheese running out."

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beansu11
Reviewed 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."

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gucci65
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

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

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katiebrownky
Reviewed 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."

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angieact1
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

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

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