Easy Manicotti Recipe

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Easy Manicotti

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
egg, slightly beaten


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