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Beefy Manicotti Recipe

Beefy Manicotti

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"This is a very filling, easy to make manicotti dish my whole family loves - including my picky 2 year old! It's a combination of a few different recipes. Great served with tossed salad and crusty French bread."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Place ground beef, onion and garlic in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until beef is evenly brown. Remove from heat. Mix in bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, egg and 1 cup shredded cheese. Spoon filling into manicotti shells.
  3. Combine tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, wine and mushrooms. Spoon sauce to cover the bottom of an 8x11 inch baking dish. Arrange filled manicotti in a single layer, and cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
  4. Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove cover, and bake 10 minutes.
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  • Note
  • May be assembled up to 24 hours ahead of time, and baked an additional 15 to 20 minutes while covered, to heat through.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 31, 2003

This recipe was really good. I didn't have some of the ingredients on hand so I improvised a little bit and my family loved it! My three year old who is ultra picky ate it up and asked for seconds! I am going to make another batch and freeze it so I can just take it out and heat it up. Prep and cook time was very managable for a quick meal. Less than an hour and a half total. Try italian pork sausage instead of ground beef for a zestier taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2008

Easy recipe, another great way to use hamburger. I used 3/4lb of beef and just barely had enough filling for all the pasta. I subbed a can of tomato puree for the tomatoes I didn't have and used a Texas white wine. Nice flavor to the sauce, great budget meal too as it requires few ingredients. The bread crumbs made the filling a bit mealy and odd textured, it didn't hold together at all even after standing 10 min after coming out of the oven. We didn't like it enough to make our favorites list, but it was a nice meal. Thanks!

Mar 28, 2006

I made many changes to this per the other reviewers. My whole family loved this. I made my mother-in-law's sauce. I mixed grnd beef and mild italian sausage. I added extra garlic - yum. I added spag sauce and about 3 tbsp of ricotta cheese to the meat/sausage mixture. I threw a couple of tsp of italian seasonings onto the meat mix as well. With all those changes I would give it 5 stars!

May 18, 2006

Good recipe, will definately use again. I made a few minor changes to the recipe. I made the meat mixture half ground beef and half Italian sausage. I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and added a box of frozen spinich, squeezed dry. Also a little Italian seasonings.

Jul 18, 2003

I made this for my son's tenth birthday party. The kids gave it rave reviews! My family thinks it's great!

Aug 05, 2012

I always enjoy making these. I double the beef as others suggested.

Dec 14, 2006

This recipe was great, we customized with our own homemade spaghetti sauce instead of can. It was an all around geat recipe, definitely will try again.

Apr 15, 2010

Very yummy as is but the second time i made this I added about 1 cup low fat riccota cheese tot he meat mixture and 1 cup fresh spinich.Made it even better everyone (even my kids) loves this dish i have made it for.Will keep in my recipe box,Thank you for a great recipe :)


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  • Calories
  • 635 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 33.3 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 1140 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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