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


  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.