These are great!! I got 1 9*13 and 1 8*8 pan but that was OK cause we all ate seconds. One tip that was on the box of shells that I used was to only cook the shells 9 min then drain and dump out onto a cookie sheet. This was awesome advice because the shells didn't touch each other on the cookie sheet so they didn't stick together. And they were still firm enough to stuff with out them ripping. Definitely adding this to the Keeper file.
Yep, I'm not a big ricotta fan either. My recipe is a variation of yours in that I combine (cooked) lean ground beef and ground pork with my eggs, cheeses (I use parmesan, asiago, sharp provolone), bread crumbs, spices (oregano, sweet basil, parsley, salt & pepper), minced garlic, minced onion, and spinach filling before putting those big boys down in the "marinara pool" in my casserole dish - topping with a combo of mozarella, sliced baby portabellas, and sweet peppers. :0)
This was a good recipe to eliminate ricotta- the wine was not needed. I cook with wine all the time but this was not good. If the wine wasn't there I would have loved it. It is what it is- no need to jazz it up...
We loved these! We omitted the red wine, used ground turkey instead of beef, added mushrooms to the stuffing mixture, and put in manicotti shells (couldn't find jumbo shells). Tried another manicotti recipe tonight, and found myself wishing I'd just added the rapini I was using up to this recipe instead! Thank you!
I made this recipe for a nice get together with the kids. They all raved on how good this was. Would not change a thing in this recipe.
Love this recipe! I make it a lot but the wine is not needed.
These were good but a bit time consuming to make. I omitted the wine and the tomato sauce but followed the rest of the recipe as written. I got 24 stuffed shells. I made these the night before and then cooked them after work. I did add another eight ounces of cheese on top before cooking. We enjoyed these.
Perfect! My husband does not like ricotta at all! And I need stuffed shells! So this was great. The flavor was great and the texture was right on. I didn't use the tomato sauce or the wine. My 2 boys (4 and 2 years old) and my DH loved it. DH went back for seconds and the boys cleaned their plates! Keeper!
Great recipe! I added a couple extra cloves of garlic and omitted the wine, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. I will definitely be making this dish again.