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    Farmhouse Manicotti With Optional Meat Sauce

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Debber's Note:

    Seems kinda pointless to me, to go to all the trouble of making & stuffing the 'cotti's and then NOT have meat in the sauce. So I adjusted this found recipe from *Grandma's Kitchen* recipe cards, to include ground beef in the sauce. No complaints from the Peanut Gallery--and they're SO discerning an audience!

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    Serves: 6


    13x9 pan

    Units: US | Metric

    • 12 large manicotti, cooked, rinsed, drained
    • 1 lb ground beef (or venison combination)
    • 1 quart spaghetti sauce, divided



    1. 1
      Cook, rinse & drain manicotti as per package directions.
    2. 2
      While that is cooking, brown the meat in a medium frying pan; rinse & drain for low-fat applications!
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 350; grease 13x9 pan; set aside.
    4. 4
      Mix meat and spaghetti sauce; spoon 3 cups of sauce into bottom of greased pan; set aside.
    5. 5
      In a medium bowl, combine THREE cups mozzarella with ricotta and basil.
    6. 6
      Spoon mixture into a ziplock bag, cut off one corner, squeeze into pasta shells; lay finished shells into sauce in pan.
    7. 7
      After all shells have been filled and nestled cutely together, pour remaining sauce over shells.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
    9. 9
      Bake for 15 minutes; sprinkle with parmesan; bake for 10 more minutes.
    10. 10
      Serve immediately. Yum!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 13, 2010


      Yummo!!! I made this the other night for dinner. I made my own meat sauce using ground beef. My box included 14 manicotti noodles so I used them all, but realized there wouldn't be enough filling and don't think there would have been for the 12 either. I only had 16 oz. of ricotta so I added 16 oz. of cottage cheese with the ricotta and since I made my own sauce which included dry basil, I left it out of the filling, instead added dried parsley. This takes some time to come together, but so worth it!! I made 1/2 to eat for dinner that night and I have the other half in the freezer. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR.

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    Nutritional Facts for Farmhouse Manicotti With Optional Meat Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (326 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 690.2
    Calories from Fat 405
    Total Fat 45.0 g
    Saturated Fat 23.0 g
    Cholesterol 159.5 mg
    Sodium 1516.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 15.8 g
    Protein 46.4 g

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