A Blue Ribbon Winner by Valerie Reeves She says: "For years, I tried to find a recipe for stuffed shells and/or manicotti that included meat in the filling. So, after lots of experimenting, I came up with my own! My husband and kids beg me to make this - they say it is the best pasta dish ever"! I say: You have got to try this one.... It's a winner alright! I tried it with the spinach and onions and it was great! Note: Ground beef may be used, but I prefer hot or mild Italian sausage. Optional ingredients that may be added to skillet include spinach, onions, mushrooms, depending on preference.