Stuffed Manicotti Recipe


Cooking Time30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Ground beef1 Pound
 Olive oil/Salad oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Tomato paste12 Ounce (2 Cans, 6 Ounce Each/11/3 Cup)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Chopped parsley2 Tablespoon
 Basil4 Teaspoon
 Aniseed1 Teaspoon
 Fresh ricotta cheese/1 1/2 cups cream style cottage cheese3⁄4 Pound
 Grated romano cheese/Parmesan cheese1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Beaten egg1
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Manicotti8 Ounce
 Grated romano cheese/Parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3937 Calories from Fat 2204

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 247 g380%

Saturated Fat 92.5 g462.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 770.9 mg

Sodium 5190.3 mg216.3%

Total Carbohydrates 256 g85.2%

Dietary Fiber 26.7 g106.9%

Sugars 55 g

Protein 187 g373.9%

Vitamin A 216% Vitamin C 210.9%

Calcium 169.4% Iron 138%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Brown meat lightly in hot oil.
Add next 9 ingredients.
Simmer uncovered about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, combine next 6 ingredients.
Cook manicotti in boiling salted water till tender; drain; rinse in cold water.
Use pastry tube to stuff manicotti with cheese mixture (or cut the macaroni lengthwise with scissors, open and fill).
Pour half the tomato-meat sauce into an 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch baking dish.
Arrange stuffed manicotti in a layer, overlapping slightly.
Top with remaining sauce.
Sprinkle with Romano cheese.
Bake in moderate oven (350°) 25 to 30 minutes.