The Best Italian Manicotti

Recipe by weekend cooker
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 6-8 dishes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Ina large skillet, brown ground beef, then add garlic and onion, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes and drain.
  • Add tomatoes, and the tomato liquid, mushrooms, fennel seed, basil, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, and pepper and stir to mix well.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a seperate bowl, stir together well drained spinach, half the parmesan, cottage cheese, nutmeg, and pepper.
  • In a sprayed 9x13 inch baking dish, spoon 1/3 of the beef sauce evenly over bottom of dish.
  • Fill manicotti shells with spinach mixture and place on beef layer in baking dish.
  • Repeat until all spinach mixture has been used in manicotti shells.
  • Pour remaining beef sauce evenly over manicotti shells to cover.
  • Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over top.
  • Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until shells are tender.
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