Manicotti Italian Casserole


Some members of my family call it manicotti, some call it Italian casserole. So I call it Manicotti Italian Casserole. This is one of my all time favorite meals to make, and it's super easy! For gatherings I make the whole recipe, for my family I cut it in half.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound Italian sausage

  • 1 (8 ounce) can mushrooms, drained

  • 2 (32 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

  • 1 ½ pounds shredded mozzarella cheese

  • thinly sliced pepperoni


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

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Pour in rigatoni, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set pasta aside.

  3. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. With a slotted spoon, remove beef and sausage to a baking dish. Stir mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, and cooked pasta into the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese and pepperoni over the top.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

909 Calories
43g Fat
78g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 909
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 2248mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 745mg 57%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1187mg 25%

* 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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