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Cindi's Stuffed Manicotti

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“A beef and cheese flavored manicotti, that's packed with a lot of flavor, and topped with a home-made tangy tomato sauce and grated parmesan cheese. This is "the best" stuffed manicotti I've ever had. It's a family "favorite" of ours. Just be sure to prepare a batch and a half of the tangy tomato sauce, when preparing this recipe.”
1hr 50mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions; do not drain. Run cold water over cooked manicotti, until water in pan is cold; then drain.
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, shredded mozzarella, bread, milk, and black pepper.
  3. Divide mixture to fill each shell.
  4. Place in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  5. Or you can place in 2-(8x8-inch) square baking pans.
  6. Combine the Tangy Tomato Sauce ingredients in a saucepan, and simmer for 15 minutes before pouring sauce over the shells in pan. Please read *Note below!
  7. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle desired amount of grated parmesan cheese over the manicotti before serving.
  9. Note: Prepare a batch and a half of the sauce. I always do! Also, "DO NOT COOK THE GROUND BEEF FIRST" and "NO, IT DOES GET GREASY"!
  10. (Prep time can range anywhere from 45-55 minutes).

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