Easy Three-Cheese Manicotti

Happy second to last day of 2015! We have spent the past few days in southern Indiana enjoying time with family, floods and food. We will travel back to Minnesota on New Year's Day, where and when I will begin my healthy transformation. In the meantime, bring on the FOOD! 

We made this delicious manicotti a few weeks ago and it was SUPER easy and yummy. Manicotti is one of those "scary" recipes that seems daunting, but it's NOT! This entire dinner is done in less than an hour. 

Feel free to prepare with or without meat.

As 2015 comes to a close, I find myself being extra grateful for SO many things including this blog...and YOU! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here.

Here's to a happy and healthy 2016 for you and yours!

Easy Three-Cheese Manicotti

This manicotti recipe is EASY! A family pleaser!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 30, 2015

Serves: 5

Total time: 50 min

Easy

Ingredients:

  • 8-oz. package manicotti noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 15-oz. container ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 24-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
Instructions:
  1. Cook manicotti noodles in boiling water until 3 minutes shy of al dente. Rinse in cold water and set aside. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, egg and Italian seasoning. Mix well. Even pour half of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Divide the cheese mixture between 10 cooked manicotti shells. Carefully stuff the cheese into the shells and form two rows in the baking dish.
  4. Pour remaining sauce over the manicotti, followed by the cooked ground beef and remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm!