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Easy-To-Stuff Manicotti

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"Even kids can help assemble this simplified Italian entree from Suzanne Runtz of Charlestown, South Carolina. She fills each pasta shell with a piece of string cheese for a deliciously gooey center, then tops the manicotti with a beefy tomato sauce."
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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 the spaghetti sauce. Spread half of the meat sauce into a greased 13-in.x 9-in.x 2-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 degrees F for 24-30 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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this was very easy to make I made it for a family gathering and it all got ate up. the only thing is i didnt like that the cheese didnt melt all the way in the middle. Next time i think i will c...

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This recipe was certainly easy to stuff, but I'm not sure I like the string cheese as the filling. It didn't really fill the shell and didn't melt like I would have liked. It tasted pretty good ...

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this was very easy to make I made it for a family gathering and it all got ate up. the only thing is i didnt like that the cheese didnt melt all the way in the middle. Next time i think i will c...

Love this because it's quick and easy. It doesn't quite have the same taste as regular manicotti because of the string cheese substitution.

This was quick and easy. Loved it. Great reheated, if any left overs. I had to make myself save one for lunch at work the next day. Will make this time and time again.

Good and easy. Used spaghetti sauce with italian sausage and topped them with an italian cheese blend. Served with salad and garlic toast.

Something different and easy to make and so good! My Son really loved it.

This was a GREAT and EASY recipe. My family isnt fond of ricotta that you would typically fill manicotti with, so this was a great alternative! :)

My family loves this recipe! It is exactly what I was looking for!

Very easy to make and the family loved it. Thanks for sharing!!

My son's favorite dish. Thanks you for this quick and clever idea.