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Manicotti II Recipe
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Manicotti II

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"This is a great Italian recipe for anyone who doesn't like ricotta cheese! I have requests for this recipe time and time again!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add manicotti shells and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage; drain and keep hot. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, 1 3/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese and sausage.
  4. Stuff noodles with cheese and sausage mixture; place in baking dish. Pour sauce over top of noodles and sprinkle with extra cheese. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2006

This recipe was pretty good- considering how simple it was. I did however, make a few changes. I only had lean ground beef on hand, so I just seasoned it. Also, I added a little bit of the spaghetti sauce to the filling to make it easier to stuff the pasta. Also, A spoon nor my fingers were working for me so I put the filling in a ziplock baggie, then cut about a half inch off of the corner. I then, basically, used it as a pastry bag to stuff the noodles. worked wonderfully:)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2003

This recipe just didn't have enough flavor for me. It was a little too overpowered by the cream cheese. I think the next time that I make this, I will decrease the cream cheese (maybe even try an herb cream cheese) to 5-6oz and add more shredded mozzarella. I will also add some fresh herbs such as parsley, oregano and perhaps a little basil.

 
May 24, 2006

WOW! I was SOOO impresseed with the easiness and wonderful taste of this. The comments and reviews helped out a lot to make it great. I bought regular cream cheese and spiced it heavily with basil, oragano, pesto, and 2 cloves of garlic. For those heay spice lovers, I judged whether it was enough by the smell. If it still smelled heavily of cream cheese, I added extra herbs. I also used a few pinches of thyme and one dash of cumin. I also added a blend of italian cheeses instead of just mozzerella, and used more than the reciepe called for in the mixture. I saved just enough to sprinkle on the top of the dish. I also had enough to make 14 shells moderatly stuffed. This made awesome left overs too! Next time I might try lean beef (the sausage ratio to cheese mixture was a bit high), and reduced fat cream cheese as I don't want the flavor or the fat of it, but I do want the richness. Thanks for sharing!

 
Sep 22, 2010

Very good, simple recipe. I double it and serve with hot fresh bread. It's even better the next day!

 
Mar 01, 2011

Wow, these are amazing! I added extra spices because I love flavor, and it made it fantastic! I have also put the filling into jumbo shell pasta, which was easier than filling the manicotti, I thought. To fill, I used a ziploc sandwich bag, filled it with the meat, and then clipped off a corner, like a makeshift frosting bag. Filling and clean up was so much easier.

 
Nov 25, 2009

This was very GOOD, with a few add in's. I used Italian sausage to give some spice. i also added onion and fresh mushroom to the meat. After added the cream cheese, I put in garlic powder, organo, basil, and pepper. The add in's gave lot's of flavor! Will cook again.

 
Jan 21, 2008

This is the best recipe! I did add a few things though, I only used about 3/4 of an 8 ounce package of cream cheese and added more mozzerella and also a container of ricotta. I also added about 1/4 tsp of italian seasoning. It was very very good!!!

 
Jun 27, 2003

This recipe was fabulous. I did make a little change. I used ground beef as well as ground italian sausage. These two were a good flavor. I had never made manicotti before and was a little leary. It was great. Using the cream cheese gave it a smoother flavor then ricotta would have. Also, the cream cheese made it easier to stuff the pasta. I did use more cheese on the top. This was a true keeper recipe. Thanks.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 710 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1261 mg
  • 50%

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

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