This was tasty. I had to use no-bake flat sheet lasagna noodles (the store didn't have manicotti shells). I used a couple of spoonfulls of pesto like the comment below and baked for 30 minutes. Of course I had to boil the noodles a little bit for them to soften up enough to roll. It is VERY garlicy, and I like garlic but I would cut it by half if I make it again.
These were very easy to make. We did feel like there was too much pesto sauce in the mix & I only used about 1/4 cup to begin with. Next time I make it I will only use a couple of spoonfuls.
This was very very good! I loved the flavor of the pesto in the cheese which set this recipe apart from other manicotti recipes. Thanks for sharing. ~Sue
This was delicious and so easy to throw together. I liked the addition of the pesto, an easy way to kick it up a notch. This one's a keeper! Thanks Queen!
I wasn't sure what to make for dinner and took a peek in the pantry and saw the manicotti shells- so my mind was made up. I just needed a good recipe and this one was quick and easy AND AMAZING! I put some spinach in mine for a little extra iron. A spinach pesto would be good, too. I just didn't have time to make my spinach walnut pesto. Totally give this a try. my hubby LOVED it!
I loved this recipe, I could not find pesto sauce at our grocery store so i used spaghetti sauce instead, and it was still great. Thanks
Oh yes! My manicotti broke open, so I just layered the sauce & pesto over it like lasagna. Not as fun to eat, but it still tastes the same! Made my own pesto using basil, Italian parsley, parmesean, 1/2 parts almonds, 1/4 parts hazelnuts and a splash of pistashios. If I may mention a brand name, I used Barilla Green & Black Olive Sauce. Boy was this easy and hit the spot!
I made this last night and I added some basil and some onions. I made some meatballs and baked them with it and it was the best, it was easy to prepare and to clean up. I will be making this again very soon, I loved it
We recently discovered that we like pesto. So, this was a wonderful dish for my Italian-loving Northern family. Easy and just fabulous! Recommended! Thanks!