Stuffed Manicotti – just like Mom used to make.

This stuffed manicotti is just like Mom used to make, in this case, this is how my Mom made stuffed manicotti.  Meat and cheese stuffed manicotti makes for a hearty meal. 
Stuffed Manicotti is made with cheese, and served with a meat sauce.

This Stuffed Manicotti is a fantastic dish to make and reheat during the week or even to take for lunch.  Mozzarella, Romano cheese, and beef are stuffed into pasta shells with a tomato sauce over the top are baked in the oven.  You can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Cheese Stuffed Manicotti

This cheese stuffed manicotti is oh so savory, and everyone loves cheese. The filling of this stuffed manicotti is a mixture of mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and eggs are stuffed into manicotti shells. This Italian blend of cheese is the perfect cheese combination.

Cheese stuffed manicotti is the perfect comfort food.

The perfect dish to reheat

Do you ever like to have a casserole or a dish tucked away in the freezer just in case you have company over? Simply prepare this and wrap well with plastic wrap and foil. When you are ready to serve, remove foil and plastic wrap, and heat in a 350-degree oven for about 1 hour.

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Stuffed Manicotti is made with cheese, and served with a meat sauce.

Stuffed Manicotti – just like Mom used to make.

You can make deliciously stuffed manicotti. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Stuffed Manicotti
Servings: 8
Calories: 962kcal


  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef gravy
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet basil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 ounces Romano cheese
  • 15 ounces manicotti shells


  • Combine tomato sauce, gravy, garlic, sugar, basil, and 4 cups water. Bring to boil and simmer until thick and set aside. Brown beef in large skillet and add salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and mozzarella cheese. Stir over heat until cheese is soft, cool. Prepare 16 Manicotti's fill each with meat mixture. Place in single layers in a baking dish. Cover completely with sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce and sprinkle grated Romano cheese on top.


Calories: 962kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1670mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 955mg | Iron: 4.9mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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