Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Most manicotti recipes are made with cheese. My family has always enjoyed this one, because it's stuffed with meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef & drain.
  2. Cook manicotti using package directions.
  3. Do not drain. Run cold water over it until water in pan is cold; leave manicotti in water until needed.
  4. Meanwhile, combine ground beef, egg, mozzarella, bread, milk, salt & pepper. Stuff each manicotti shell. Place in greased 13x9x2" baking pan. Pour spaghetti sauce over top, cover with foil & bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes. (1 hour if made ahead & chilled.).
  5. Pass grated parmesan cheese when serving.
Most Helpful

This is the manicotti recipe my mom used. I'm so happy to see it here! This is a really great recipe on its own, but last night I switched it up a bit. I made my own pasta sauce (see Darthlaurie's Indispensable Pasta Sauce recipe) and I decided to generously season the meat with onion powder, Italian seasoning, and of course salt and pepper. This made the recipe go from tasty comfort food to decadent Sunday dinner. Thanks for posting the long lost super easy recipe, Jackie!

darthlaurie June 02, 2014

I love this recipe! I lost it a long time ago and it's nice to see that someone else has it here! Now I can once again enjoy manicotti.

tinnybell April 16, 2008