Made this last night for a party and it was a HUGE hit. I made one change by replacing the ground beef with italian sausage. Added just the right amount of zing and all five of my friends loved it.
This is one of the best we have tried. It is a very nice change from the cheese filled noodles.
Another wonderful dish Karen. I haven't had manicotti in quite a while and this dish was very satisfying. Loved the flavor of the sauce and the meat filling. I made 12 manicotti's and had no filling leftover,with plenty of sauce to pour over. I never thought to cook the noodles for such a short time, at first I thought it was a typo then realized it partially cooks and it is finished cooking in the oven. This really prevents it from ripping apart when boiling the noodles which I always had a problem with before. Great tip. Thanks for this delicious recipe.
Although the sauce was very tasty, it was very frustrating having such a long list of ingredients not in the order of need. Also, I could have used 2 boxes of manicotti, but only purchased one cuz the amount was not listed.
A wonderful italian dish not made often but I enjoy alot and hope others try it!