Easy Manicotti

Easy Manicotti

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Lisa Bond


My children always asked for these as a special dinner item on birthday. Now they think that if I have fixed it, someone special is coming over and want to know why they were not invited!


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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 2 box
    manicotti shells (sometimes i substitute large shells
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, light
  • 12-16 oz
    cottage cheese, small curd
  • 6 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 c
    parmesean cheese, fresh
  • 1 lb
    extra lean ground beef
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    spaghetti sauce, meatless
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten

How to Make Easy Manicotti


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. pour 1/3 - 1/2 can sauce in bottom of 11x13 cake pan.
  2. Put oil in pot of boiling water. Add shells. Cook as directed.
  3. While shells are cooking, mix all ingredients except meat and sauce in large bowl with a large spoon or fork.
  4. Gradually add meat and mix together by hand.
  5. Drain shells and allow to cool 5 min. Gently stuff shells with meat mixture and place in pan. Pour remaining sauce over top and sprinkle fresh parmesean on top. put in oven and bake.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to sit 5-10 minutes. Can be served straight from pan.

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