Meat Filled Manicotti


This is a tasty and filling dish that can be nicely paired with a green salad if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package manicotti pasta

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 ½ cups cottage cheese

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 egg whites

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and cool. Reserve.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet brown beef on medium heat. Drain and cool.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Combine beef, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg whites and oregano. Mix well. Stuff shells with mixture.

  5. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour enough spaghetti sauce in dish to cover the bottom. Place stuffed noodles in the dish. Cover with spaghetti sauce and top with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
33g Fat
51g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1249mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 346mg 27%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 843mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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