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Manicotti Italian Casserole

Manicotti Italian Casserole


"Some members of my family call it manicotti, some call it Italian casserole. So I call it Manicotti Italian Casserole. This is one of my all time favorite meals to make, and it's super easy! For gatherings I make the whole recipe, for my family I cut it in half."
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40 m servings 909 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 909 kcal
  • 45%
  • Fat:
  • 43 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 77.6g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 52.1 g
  • 104%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 2248 mg
  • 90%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Pour in rigatoni, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set pasta aside.
  3. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. With a slotted spoon, remove beef and sausage to a baking dish. Stir mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, and cooked pasta into the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese and pepperoni over the top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

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I've made this dish twice now. Each time it was completely gone, no leftovers! It feeds about 8-10 people easily. I took someone's advise and mixed 1/2 the cheese into the casserole then sprinkl...

Most helpful critical review

Yes this is delicious, but it does not resemble Manicotti. Manicotti are long tubular shells stuffed with ricotta cheese,egg,parmesan cheese,and parsley. When I have leftover pasta and tomatoe s...

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I've made this dish twice now. Each time it was completely gone, no leftovers! It feeds about 8-10 people easily. I took someone's advise and mixed 1/2 the cheese into the casserole then sprinkl...

My family loved this recipe. I did make a few small changes...after browning the ground beef and italian sausage and cooking the pasta, I put them, along with two jars of Bartoli Tomato & Basil...

This is absolutely delicious! And easy! I halved the recipe and it was still a lot. I thought that it was a lot of meat in the recipe, but I tried it anyway. Glad I did. It wouldn't have come ou...

This was awesome! I will make a few changes next time though: I used two of the 1lb 10 oz jars of spaghetti sauce. It wasn't quite 64 oz like the recipe calls for but it was enough! I used the t...

A delectable, meaty dish--the only trouble I had was getting the entire casserole in a 3qt. baking dish, you might want to make 2 smaller ones and put one in the freezer :)

Great basic recipe. I added chopped green and red pepper to cook with the ground beef, along with chopped onion. I also added in sliced black olives (you could also try green). This recipe mad...

A great, quick meal option. I don't have very much time and this was just what I needed. I had a complete meal in less than an hour. :-) An everyone loved it.

Great recipe! Very delicious and simple to make. I used all sausage in mine since I made a half a recipe. It was very tasty!

This recipe was wonderful! It was cheat and easy to make, but I did use extra cheese. My Husband, who is extremely picky lived it! I will make it again!

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