Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

No cooking the manicotti, so that's the easy part. Sometimes I will add some frozen chopped spinach, cooked and squeezed dry. A real easy meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine Ricotta, Mozzarella, grated Parmesan, sugar, egg, nutmeg, parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Stuff uncooked manicotti generously with the cheese mixture, from both ends.
  3. Arrange manicotti in a single layer in a baking pan.
  4. Bring sauce to a boil and pour over manicotti, covering completely.
  5. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil, crimping the edges to seal tightly.
  6. Bake in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40 minutes.
  7. Remove foil; sprinkle generously with additional grated cheese.
  8. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes more.
Most Helpful

nice and easy as it says. you can also put the cheese mixture in a sandwich bag, cut the corner off and squeeze it in like using a pastry bag

ronk928 February 10, 2013

This was very easy but came out dry as the pasta seemed to absorb most of the moisture from the sauce. If I was to try this again, I would probably add 1/2 c or more of water. The flavor of the filling was quite tasty.

Update: I tried this again, adding 1/2 cup of water and 8 oz of tomato sauce. I used cottage cheese in place of the ricotta and cut the mozzarella down to 3/4 cup. And added ground Italian sausage to the sauce... YUM!!!

Kelly-Mom2Girls October 17, 2012

Not only was this easy but it was really good. I put a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of the dish -- I always do that with lasagna -- prevents the noodles from sticking. When I prepared the sauce, I also added some browned Italian sausage and a few mushrooms. I'm assuming the parsley goes in with the cheese mixture -- that's where I put it. I made this in loving memory of MEP -- and for her Cook-a-Thon.

Bobbie August 05, 2009