Three Cheese Manicotti

by Melissa

Pasta and cheese, what’s not to love! This three cheese manicotti recipe is one of our all-time favorite meals. We like to have it with a side salad and Texas toast. Yum!

Pasta and cheese, what's not to love! This three cheese manicotti recipe is one of our all time favorite meals. We like to have it with a side salad and Texas toast. Yum! #ThreeCheeseManicotti #3cheesemanicotti #manicotti
 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg Manicotti
  • 8 oz pkg Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce

 

DIRECTIONS

Cook the Manicotti according to the package and rinse in cold water once done.

NOTE: Manicotti will split if overcooked so be sure to keep that in mind. I usually cook it 8-10 minutes just so that it is soft but a little undercooked.

While your Manicotti is cooking preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix mozzarella, parmesan, eggs and the ricotta in a separate bowl.

Pour half a jar of your spaghetti sauce into a 9×13 dish.

After the Manicotti is cooked and rinsed, stuff the cheese mixture into the noodles.

The best way I have found to stuff the noodles are with your good ole hands. Place the stuffed noodles on top of the spaghetti sauce and then pour the remaining sauce over top. I like to sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese but that’s optional.


Bake 45 minutes and enjoy!

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Three Cheese Manicotti
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Melissa Coleman
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Manicotti
  • 8 oz pkg Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 16 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce
Instructions
  1. Cook the Manicotti according to the package and rinse in cold water once done.
  2. NOTE: Manicotti will split if overcooked so be sure to keep that in mind. I usually cook it 8-10 minutes just so that it is soft but a little undercooked.
  3. While your Manicotti is cooking preheat oven to 350 degrees and mix mozzarella, parmesan, eggs and the ricotta in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour half a jar of your spaghetti sauce into a 9x13 dish.
  5. After the Manicotti is cooked and rinsed, stuff the cheese mixture into the noodles. The best way I have found to stuff the noodles are with your good ole hands. Place the stuffed noodles on top of the spaghetti sauce and then pour the remaining sauce over top. I like to sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese but that's optional.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.

 

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Bailey- I Know All the Words March 4, 2013 - 7:47 AM

That looks like a great recipe! You can put the ‘stuffing’ in a ziploc baggie, cut the tip and then pipe it into the pasta if you want to be ‘fancy’!

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Melissa March 4, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Putting the stuffing in a bag might make it easier but not sure how it would work since it’s fairly thick. I’ll have to try that and see how it goes. Thanks!

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Alex[andra] March 4, 2013 - 3:11 PM

I’ve totally tried this before and it was a mess (for me). The manicotti noodles kept breaking when I tried to stuff them. I clearly did something wrong. Maybe I overcooked the noodles? I should give it a go again though!

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Melissa March 4, 2013 - 3:47 PM

Yes, if you overcook the noodles they will definitely split on you.

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housewifehowtos March 7, 2013 - 5:49 PM

Oh, I ♥ Manicotti! I gave up trying to stuff them using a pastry bag and now do the lazy thing: cut them down the side, shove the stuffing in, and put the noodle back together overlapping the edges. Put it seam-side down and it’ll seal as it cooks. See, lazy!

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Melissa March 7, 2013 - 7:15 PM

Haha! If mine split (which I usually at least have a few that do)then I pretty much do the same thing with just stuffing them and putting them face down. It doesn’t have to look pretty as long as it tastes great.

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Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too January 20, 2018 - 1:04 PM

My daughter’s love cheese so I think this is something I need to cook for them

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