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    Baked Manicotti With Meat Sauce

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    1 hr 45 mins

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    45 mins

    NurseJaney's Note:

    I think this originally came in Women's Day magazine, back when they had a skinny 6 or 8 page cookbook, in a strip, in the center of the magazine. I started making this as a newly wed, and it is still a family favorite. I usually double the recipe and freeze at least 1/2 of the stuffed noodles, since that is the most time consuming part. Serve with a sald and garlic bread, and a good bottle of red wine !

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    Serves: 6-8



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    1. 1
      Make filling by mixing first 8ingredients and 1 cup parmesan cheese.
    2. 2
      Blend thoroughly.
    3. 3
      Cook meat with garlic and onions
    4. 4
      Sprinkle with salt and drain grease.
    5. 5
      Stuff cooked noodles (gently) with filling.
    6. 6
      Butter 12x15 baking dish.
    7. 7
      Spoon tomato sauce in bottom of dish to cover.
    8. 8
      Place stuffed shells in dish to completely fill.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle meat over and around shells.
    10. 10
      Spoon tomato sauce over shells generously.
    11. 11
      Sprinke with 1/2 cup parmesan.
    12. 12
      Cover with foil.
    13. 13
      Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 11, 2010


      This is totally awesome!!! I could not get manicotti anywhere so I bought fresh cannelloni sheets instead, I know there is a difference with manicotti, but they are very close so I hope you don't mind. I also could not get Italian sausage unless I bought it already made up as sausages and squeezed out the meat which would have been terribly expensive, so I took the liberty of buying a pork, veal mince and adding Italian herbs and extra spices to create something similar. I did follow everything else the same and I am sure it did not change your excellent recipe too much. I too like other reviewers used my own homemade tomato sauce. I made a little extra instead of 16 manicotti shells I made 24 cannelloni shells I upped the ingredients accordingly. I still made up the extra shells and cooked the extra meat and then froze that half of the mix to make it a very quick assembly meal for our next time. My family was very glad when I told them I would be making this again in the next couple of weeks. This truly is a wonderful recipe NurseJaney, a definite keeper for us. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    • on February 21, 2010


      These turned out wonderful. I cut the recipe in half and did everything the same. But I did use my own homemade tomato sauce. The mixture of the cheeses was delicious and the sausauges made a nice change. I prepared everything the night before to have ready to pop in the oven for lunch the next day. Turned out great. Thanks for sharing your recipe, it is a keeper.

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    • on June 03, 2009


      I made this for the June 09 Aussie/Kiwi Swap. The texture of the cheese filling was creamy and smooth. I've never put nutmeg or almonds in my Manicotti before - great addition! They didn't take long to make and I will definitely make these again! My DD even took some home to her boyfriend.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Manicotti With Meat Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (316 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 918.6
    Calories from Fat 592
    Total Fat 65.8 g
    Saturated Fat 30.7 g
    Cholesterol 236.0 mg
    Sodium 2448.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
    Sugars 10.3 g
    Protein 55.8 g

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