Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

Another recipe from an old school cookbook. This is easy for kids to help with. My 5 yr. old likes to help stuff the shells. You can also make this without the ground beef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook shells according to package directions; drain.
  2. Rinse in cold water; drain and set aside.
  3. Cook beef and garlic, stirring to crumble until no longer pink.
  4. Drain off pan drippings.
  5. Add cottage cheese, mozzarella, salt and mayonnaise to beef; stir well.
  6. Stuff manicotti shells with meat mixture.
  7. Arrange shells in a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  8. Combine sauce and oregano.
  9. Pour sauce over manicotti and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  10. Cover and Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  11. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

Hey Nicole! This was really easy and turned out perfect. I cooked for people (for me its a big deal) and they cleaned their plates!!! yay me!!! i mean yay you!!!lol.

eden75 August 19, 2002

This simple recipe is very easy on the pocketbook! I used 4 ounces of jumbo shells (13-15 shells) instead of manicotti. Then I individually quick froze the filled shells and put them into a freezer bag to be used later in a quick-to-assemble dish. Thanks!

Deb's Recipes May 25, 2010

This was a great recipe for a meal in a hurry. The texture of the filling reminded me of something with cream cheese in it...mmm. I followed the recipe exactly, and I didn't think the mayo added a wierd taste at all. I do think I will use Italian sausage instead of ground beef next time as the filling was a little mild for our tastes, but I WILL make it again! Thanks.

Northwest Suechef April 27, 2010

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