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Sunday Night Manicotti

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Sunday Night Manicotti
55 Min

If it's old-time raves you want, our Sunday Night Manicotti is your guarantee.

What You'll Need

  • 14 manicotti (8-ounce package) or 35 to 40 large pasta shells (12-ounce package) for stuffing
  • 1 (32 ounce) large container ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until just barely tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain, cover with cold water, then drain again.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce onto bottom of each of 2 lightly greased 8-inch square baking dishes. Fill each manicotti or shell generously with cheese mixture. Place filled pasta in prepared baking dishes.
  4. Pour 1 cup of spaghetti sauce over each baking dish, then top each baking dish with 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until light golden. Let set 10 minutes before serving.


An easy, efficient way to fill the pasta is to carefully place the cheese mixture in a large resealable plastic storage bag with a corner snipped off; then squeeze the filling into the pasta, using the storage bag like a pastry bag.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 2,529
  • Calories from Fat 424
  • Total Fat 47g 72 %
  • Saturated Fat 23g 115 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 101g 202 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 194mg 65 %
  • Sodium 1,520mg 63 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 413g 138 %
  • Dietary Fiber 19g 76 %
  • Sugars 25g 0 %

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Do you cover the dish if using uncooked pasta?

Hello Donna! - If you're using uncooked pasta, you'll have to cover the pasta and add about a 1/4 cup of water to the pan, in order for them to steam. Enjoy!

Very similar to mine, try making it even easier and use uncooked manicotti, and use a cup of water to the sauce, and bake for an hour. Lasagna, and stuffed shells work for this way too. Turn out perfect, easier to stuff, and no guesswork on if their cooked enough.

You are so right reneckgetaway!!! I make my Lasagna with uncooked noodles - so much easier to handle! haha I make the spaghetti sauce with more water or chicken broth when I am going to use it in a baked recipe. Sooooo good and perfect noodles everytime.

sounds like something i will try !!


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