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Meat Filled Manicotti Recipe
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Meat Filled Manicotti

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"This is a tasty and filling dish that can be nicely paired with a green salad if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. 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 and cool. Reserve.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet brown beef on medium heat. Drain and cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Combine beef, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg whites and oregano. Mix well. Stuff shells with mixture.
  5. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour enough spaghetti sauce in dish to cover the bottom. Place stuffed noodles in the dish. Cover with spaghetti sauce and top with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 50 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 26, 2008

THE KEY TO EASY MANICOTTI IS TO JUST BOIL THE PASTA TO HALF THE RECCOMENDED TIME ON THE PACKAGE- THEN PLACE COLD WATER OVER MANICOTTI. WHEN COOLED, REMOVE FROM WATER AND STUFF WITH PASTRY BAG OR ZIP-LOCK BAG (WITH CORNER CUT).

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2010

I won't rate this recipe because I haven't tried it yet. I make a similar recipe that includes a 16oz can of Spinach... Just an option some may like to try.

 
Jan 15, 2008

WOW, WOW, and WOW! I used ricotta instead of cottage, and I used mozerella/provolone mixture. Put a lil onion and garlic in with the hamburger while cooking, and WOW!

 
Nov 07, 2003

Ricotta was used instead of cottage cheese. Having no pastry bags, I stuffed a ziploc baggie with the filling and snipped off one corner. Added the topping mozzerella at the last five minutes. This dish was VERY well received!

 
Sep 11, 2003

This was really good, although I changed it a bit. I added one package frozen spinach and accidentally put all of the cheese in the hamburger mixture. Plus, I added more seasonings including parsley, oregano and Italian seasoning and two whole eggs. I will make it this way again in the future, as it has enough veggies for me (spinach) yet enough meat for my husband.

 
May 28, 2009

This is a fantastic recipe! I made only a couple of changes...substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and mixed just a little bit of the spaghetti sauce in with the filling mixture. Don't worry if someone doesn't like ricotta or cottage cheese...blended in, it only adds flavor. My husband, that doesn't like ricotta or cottage cheese, didn't even notice that it was in there. I see that many reviewers are commenting on the difficulty of stuffing the manicotti. My grandmother always said that the best kitchen tool is your hands. I found this to be especially true with this recipe. Just hold the noodle in one hand and plug the end with your fingers and stuff it with the other - not rocket science! You can get them really full this way too. Make a full dish of this one - don't half the recipe because the leftovers are awesome!!!

 
Jan 15, 2007

Very tasty dish! I added onions while I cooked the ground beef for a little extra flavor. Anyone who is skeptical of using cottage cheese - don't be - it's better than ricotta, not as dry. My mom has used that in lasagna for years, I prefer it.

 
Feb 06, 2006

The best Manicotti I have made. I didn't cook the pasta very long and found it was easier to stuff. The only changes I made was added a little onion as I was browning the beef and salt and peppered it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 1249 mg
  • 50%

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

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