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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

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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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr
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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.

 
Apr 04, 2011

This recipes was GREAT! My husband enjoyed it and he is not a big pasta fan. The only change/addition was adding drained spinach.

 
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!!!

 

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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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