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easy manicotti

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lisa Bond
Pembroke, KY

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!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For easy manicotti

  • 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
    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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