By 2Bleu on March 28, 2011
Photo by alligirl
Photo by alligirl
"This delicious manicotti recipe uses flat no-boil lasagne noodles for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Adapted from Cook's Country TV, adjusted to our family's taste and put here for safe keeping. This recipe has now become a regular at our house. Enjoy."
Serving Size: 1 (278 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I made this Oct 22, 2012. This was delicious and given a 5 star rating by each member of the family. I made the meat sauce in advance. The evening I prepared the dish, I reheated the sauce, softened the noodles, prepared the filling mixture, and rolled the manicotti. I divided the manicotti into 2 pans, 1 to cook and 1 to freeze, and they were packed pretty tightly. My family was anxiously waiting to be fed, so I cooked the manicotti for the recommended 40 minutes, but felt like it could have used more time to become truly bubbly. Next time I will remember to add the shredded Italian cheese to the filling! Thanks for sharing."
"This dish was really great, though not what I consider a quick weeknight meal. I had jumbo shells on hand so used those instead of the no boil lasagna. I did not boil the shells first, just stuffed the hard shells with the cheese mixture and baked about 10 minutes longer. They were perfectly al dente and it's a great way to save prep time. I made 2 8x8 pans - one tray filled everyone up at dinner with enough leftover for a few lunches during the week and the other tray went to the freezer for a future weeknight meal."
"Manicotti is such a pain in the neck, as filling the cooked pasta shells is such a challenge. This recipe overcomes that obstacle! This is an ingenious use of the new 'no boil' noodles! I had 12 noodles, left over from a previous use, so I saved a bit of the filling for ravioli...I did use all the meat sauce. The meat sauce was pretty tasty; I've used pepperoni in my spaghetti sauce for years, but never 'pureed' it with the ground beef. I also used a six cheese italian blend, as that is what I found. We each had 2 shells, and will freeze the rest for later. YUM! Thanks for sharing, 2Bleu."
"I love the ease of this recipe. No more stuffing manicotti shells! I also loved the addition of the pepperoni with the hamburger. Made for PRMR"
"This is wonderful! So easy and so good. My family loved it. Will definitely make again."
"This is delicious. I love the method and the taste. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely make these again."
"Really good. I like your adaption of the recipe. Makes it easier. I'm just now eating some leftovers that I had put in the freezer. Even better than the first time!"