Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an adopted recipe that I chose because I had made and loved this recipe. This recipe freezes great and is a great OAMC recipe. Original intro: "I found this in a TOH magazine and fell in love with it! I have made a few changes to the original to suit our tastes better. I hope you'll like it, too!" (Thanks cbw)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak bread in water and squeeze to remove excess water; tear into small pieces and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, cook the meat, onion, garlic, salt and pepper until meat is no longer pink and the onion is tender; drain.
  3. Stir in the bread and cheeses; mix well.
  4. Spoon into manicotti shells.
  5. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into a greased 13x9-inch baking dish.
  6. Arrange shells over sauce and top with remaining sauce.
  7. Cover and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  8. (You can also do this without cooking the manicotti first, but you'll need to add a little water to the sauce[about 1/2 cup] and about 1/2 hour to the baking time).
  9. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is a easy to follow recipe but it didn't really say "wow" for us. I personally didn't like the texture of the cooked ground beef that was stuffed in the manicotti, I usually prefer something much smoother...perhaps next time I'll simply try it with only cheese with a meat sauce on top. However, it still tasted good,...will need some tweeking for our family though :) thanks!

LoveMy2Angels March 17, 2008

Great dish to create and freeze for later use. Easy preparation and you can vary the ingredients to suit your tastes. Cheese lovers may want to double the amount of mozzarella cheese ;)

rolandlafantaisie November 19, 2005

I was in the mood for Italian and had a lot of ground beef, so I found this manicotti recipe. It turned out great! I halved the recipe since it was just me and my husband. Next time I'll probably add more mozzarella cheese to the filling since we're cheese lovers - we'll probably adding some mroe spices to the beef next time too. Still came out great, though!

Heidi T. March 07, 2005