Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is a family favorite and it is healthy too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Cook ground beef, onion and garlic in 10-in nonstick skillet, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, mushrooms, parsley, basil, fennel seed and salt; break up tomatoes.
  4. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  5. Cover and Simmer 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon about 1/3 if the beef mixture into ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13X9X2 inches.
  7. Mix cottage cheese, 1/3 Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, pepper, and spinach.
  8. Fill uncooked manicotti shells with spinach mixture.
  9. Place shells on beef mixture in baking dish.
  10. Pour remaining beef mixture over shells, covering shells completely.
  11. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  12. Cover and bake 1 1/2 hours or until manicotti shells are tender.


Most Helpful

this was awesome. and nutmeg poisoning will come if you use 14 teas instead of the 1/4 it calls for. haha. i loved this dish

aliciaarthur64 November 11, 2009

I made this dish for my father in law. He is the hardest person to cook for, very high standards. And everyone loved it. Thanks. :)

Debrah November 12, 2008

The 14 teaspoons of nutmeg caused me to suffer nutmeg poisoning. DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE!

lkzap April 30, 2006

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