Rating: 4.3 stars
100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a very filling, easy to make manicotti dish my whole family loves - including my picky 2 year old! It's a combination of a few different recipes. Great served with tossed salad and crusty French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Place ground beef, onion and garlic in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until beef is evenly brown. Remove from heat. Mix in bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, egg and 1 cup shredded cheese. Spoon filling into manicotti shells.

  • Combine tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, wine and mushrooms. Spoon sauce to cover the bottom of an 8x11 inch baking dish. Arrange filled manicotti in a single layer, and cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese.

  • Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover, and bake 10 minutes.

Note

May be assembled up to 24 hours ahead of time, and baked an additional 15 to 20 minutes while covered, to heat through.

Nutrition Facts

635 calories; protein 33.3g; carbohydrates 50.1g; fat 33.6g; cholesterol 139.2mg; sodium 1139.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (75)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2003
This recipe was really good. I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand so I improvised a little bit and my family loved it! My three year old who is ultra picky ate it up and asked for seconds! I am going to make another batch and freeze it so I can just take it out and heat it up. Prep and cook time was very managable for a quick meal. Less than an hour and a half total. Try italian pork sausage instead of ground beef for a zestier taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2008
Easy recipe another great way to use hamburger. I used 3/4lb of beef and just barely had enough filling for all the pasta. I subbed a can of tomato puree for the tomatoes I didn't have and used a Texas white wine. Nice flavor to the sauce great budget meal too as it requires few ingredients. The bread crumbs made the filling a bit mealy and odd textured it didn't hold together at all even after standing 10 min after coming out of the oven. We didn't like it enough to make our favorites list but it was a nice meal. Thanks! Read More
(4)
100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2003
This recipe was really good. I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand so I improvised a little bit and my family loved it! My three year old who is ultra picky ate it up and asked for seconds! I am going to make another batch and freeze it so I can just take it out and heat it up. Prep and cook time was very managable for a quick meal. Less than an hour and a half total. Try italian pork sausage instead of ground beef for a zestier taste. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2006
Good recipe will definately use again. I made a few minor changes to the recipe. I made the meat mixture half ground beef and half Italian sausage. I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and added a box of frozen spinich squeezed dry. Also a little Italian seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2006
I made many changes to this per the other reviewers. My whole family loved this. I made my mother-in-law's sauce. I mixed grnd beef and mild italian sausage. I added extra garlic - yum. I added spag sauce and about 3 tbsp of ricotta cheese to the meat/sausage mixture. I threw a couple of tsp of italian seasonings onto the meat mix as well. With all those changes I would give it 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2003
I made this for my son's tenth birthday party. The kids gave it rave reviews! My family thinks it's great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
I always enjoy making these. I double the beef as others suggested. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2010
Very yummy as is but the second time i made this I added about 1 cup low fat riccota cheese tot he meat mixture and 1 cup fresh spinich.Made it even better everyone (even my kids) loves this dish i have made it for.Will keep in my recipe box Thank you for a great recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
This recipe was great we customized with our own homemade spaghetti sauce instead of can. It was an all around geat recipe definitely will try again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2003
Pretty good...It needed something maybe a little salt. I think next time I will mix some tomato sauce into the flling or maybe some Ricotta cheese.I would add a little seasoning to the sauce also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2003
My husband and daughter loved it! I made double the filling and froze the rest to use later. Worked out great!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2008
Easy recipe another great way to use hamburger. I used 3/4lb of beef and just barely had enough filling for all the pasta. I subbed a can of tomato puree for the tomatoes I didn't have and used a Texas white wine. Nice flavor to the sauce great budget meal too as it requires few ingredients. The bread crumbs made the filling a bit mealy and odd textured it didn't hold together at all even after standing 10 min after coming out of the oven. We didn't like it enough to make our favorites list but it was a nice meal. Thanks! Read More
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