Beef & Cheese Manicotti

Recipe by Mandi N.
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook the manicotti in a large pot of boiling salted water until slightly softened, but still firm if eaten. Be careful not to let them get too soft or it makes stuffing them very difficult.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat.
  • Saute the ground beef and onion in olive oil.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Brush a small amount of oil over a large baking sheet and Place the firmly cooked manicotti on it to cool.
  • Meanwhile combine the ricotta, 1 1/2-2 cups of mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of Parmesan.
  • Add the minced garlic, salt & pepper to taste, and mix.
  • Stir the cooled meat mixture with the cheese mixture.
  • Brush another small amount of oil over a 13 by 9 glass baking dish.
  • Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the spaghetti sauce over the bottom of the prepared dish.
  • Fill the manicotti with the cheese and meat mixture, being careful not to break the noodles.
  • Arrange the stuffed pasta in a single layer in the dish and spoon the remaining sauce over the manicotti.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella and the parmesan cheese over the pasta.
  • Place the small butter pieces all over the dish.
  • Bake the stuffed manicotti uncovered until heated through. The sauce will bubble on the sides of the dish, takes around 35 minutes.
  • Let the manicotti stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve.
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