Spinach, Pesto, and Beef Stuffed Manicotti

1
Tammy T

By
@ttodd4jesus

I love stuffed Manicotti. The more I can stuff in it, the better! I love cheese too and this has 4 cheeses! This recipe has a different take on the usual, with marinara sauce and pesto ... you can't go wrong! Served with garlic bread, I couldn't be happier!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 8 oz
    manicotti, 12 pasta shells
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/3 c
    pesto sauce
  • 3 c
    marinara sauce
  • 2
    (8 ounce) bags fresh spinach
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 4 oz
    provolone cheese, sliced - 12 pieces
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • ·
    olive oil

How to Make Spinach, Pesto, and Beef Stuffed Manicotti

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown the ground meat and season well with salt and pepper.

    Drain off the grease and put in a large bowl.
  2. Boil the shells, according to package, drain and set aside.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In the same skillet in which you browned the meat, add some olive oil and saute the spinach until completely done.
  4. Mix the pesto, cream cheese, Parmesan and spinach into the ground meat.
  5. Pour a little marinara into a large (large enough to hold all the manicotti in one layer) casserole dish, enough to allow the shells to sit on and not stick to the bottom of the dish.
  6. Then stuff the shells with the meat mixture and lay the stuffed shells into the casserole.
  7. Top each shell with Provolone.

    Pour remaining marinara over shells, top with shredded mozzarella.
  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes according to your oven temperature, until hot and bubbly with the cheese all melted but not too browned.

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About Spinach, Pesto, and Beef Stuffed Manicotti

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian




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