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.
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.
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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- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 cup beef gravy
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 4 cups water
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
- 15 ounces manicotti pasta shells (16 shells)
- 16 ounces grated Romano cheese
- Combine tomato sauce, beef gravy, garlic, sugar, basil, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer until thick. Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside.
- Brown the ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir to break up the beef while it is browning.
- Add salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and mozzarella cheese. Stir over until cheese has melted. Remove the beef mixture from the heat and cool to room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook the manicotti according to the package instructions.
- Fill each manicotti with the meat mixture and place the stuffed pasta in a single layer in a baking dish.
- Pour enough sauce over the pasta to completely cover it.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle grated Romano cheese on top.
- Serve with the remaining sauce.