Basic information

Name: Savory meat filled manicotti

Yield: 6

Categories main dish



 8 oz
 SKINNER Manicotti, uncooked
 Eggs; slightly beaten
 3/4 tsp
 Dried oregano leaves
 3/4 c
 Finely chopped onion
 2 c
 Shredded mozzarella cheese divided
 125 tsp
 Ground black pepper
 1/4 c
 Seasoned dry bread crumbs
 1/4 c
 Grated Parmesan cheese
 1/2 tsp
 1/2 lb
 Ground beef
 1/2 lb
 Ground pork
 1 3/4 c
 Spaghetti sauce


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Cool in single layer on foil. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In large skillet, brown meat; drain. Stir together meat, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion, oregano, salt and pepper. Fill each cooled pasta tube with about 1/4 cup meat filling. Spread thin layer of sauce on bottom of 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Place filled pasta in prepared baking dish; cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. About 6 to 8 servings.

Make Ahead Directions: Do not bake. Cover baking dish tightly with plastic wrap; then foil. Freeze up to 2 months. Remove foil and plastic wrap; replace foil. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit 1 hour, 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

To make individual portions, prepare as directed in recipe above except place two manicotti into each of seven small microwave-safe dishes. Do not bake. Cover tightly. Freeze up to 2 months. Microwave each dish, loosely covered, at MEDIUM (50%) 7 to 9 minutes or until hot, turning dish 1/2 turn halfway through cooking time. If thawed in refrigerator overnight, microwave at HIGH (100%) 2-1/2 minutes or until hot.

Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens. Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias