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"Pasta, cheese, and meat! You have to have a salad to offset these carbs!"

Serves 4 | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 55 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a great potluck recipe, or cozy night at home recipe! Fun to make with the kids, and extremely filling!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb ground beef (or chicken/turkey, or venison)
1 small diced onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 package manicotti pasta
salt and pepper to tasted


Cook ground meat until almost done, add in onions and garlic and saute a few minutes until onions begin to turn translucent

Pre-heat oven to 350; cook manicotti pasta according to box directions, except pull and drain a couple minutes sooner so pasta remains slightly firm

In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, mozzarella, and 1/2 cup Parmesan, eggs, parsley, adding salt and pepper if desired

In a 9x13, or two 9x9 casseroles cover bottom with 1/2 cup sauce.

Mix meat and cheese mixture together, blending well.
Fill each manicotti shell with mixture, and place in casserole dish. Top manicotti with remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Bake 45 - 55 minutes, until bubbly, and serve

Pairs Well With

Red wine; garlic or other crunchy bread; side salad

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