Don't-Cook-The-Pasta Manicotti

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr

From the Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook II. Preparation time includes standing time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large skillet, brown meat with and garlic.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Stir in 2 c tomato juice, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings.
  4. Simmer while preparing filling.
  5. In large bowl, combine 2 c mozzarell cheese, ricotta cheese, spinach, eggs and grated cheese.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Stuff dry pasta shells with cheese mixture.
  8. Arrange in a greased 9x13" baking dish.
  9. Spoon meat sauce evenly over shells.
  10. Pour remaining tomato juice on top.
  11. Cover with foil.
  12. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  13. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  14. Remove from oven.
  15. Remove foil and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  16. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

I also use Italian sausage and like the other reviews I too love-love-love this recipe.I'm always asked for the recipe whenever I serve this to guests.I reply with #178905 on the zaar. thanx for a wonderful recipe!!!!

5 5

My husband and I love this recipe. Anytime I ask him what he would like for supper, he asks for manicotti! I usually use Italian sausage and whole wheat manicotti noodles. It freezes well which is a good thing when you are cooking for two!!

4 5

I love this recipe. I make this all the time for bigger gatherings and I double the recipe. I also use italian sausage rather then ground beef. I made enough this weekend that I'll have lunch leftovers. YEA! It was a hit, everyone asked for the recipe.