Manicotti Recipe

published by norlaw on Apr 10, 2013

This is a delicious manicotti recipe. It is a meal by itself.


Manicotti is delicious stuffed pasta.  This recipe was adapted from a recipe that Marilyn Entin submitted to The Best Cooks Live in Stanislaus County California that came out in the 1970’s.


  1. 2 8 08nce packages of Manicotti noodles
  2. 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  3. 1 small finely chopped onion
  4. 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  5. 2 10 ounce packages of frozen chopped spinach.  (Defrost spinach and squeeze out the moisture and chop finer
  6. 2 pounds of ground beef
  7. 1 cup of bread crumbs
  8. ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  9. 4 eggs that are slightly beaten
  10. 1 teaspoon of crumbled basil
  11. 1 teaspoon of slat
  12. Pepper
  13. 1 teaspoon of oregano
  14. 6 cups of tomato sauce
  15. Grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook manicotti as directed on package.  Lift them out of the pot with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of cold water.  Let them sit.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic in the butter.  Add spinach and heat until moisture is absorbed.  Put the spinach in a large bowl.
  3. Brown the ground beef and break it up.  Add to the spinach mixture with the bread crumbs, ½ cup of parmesan cheese, eggs, basil, salt, pepper and oregano.  Blend well.
  4. Drain manicotti one at a time.  Fill each one with the meat mixture.  Pour some of the tomato sauce into a shallow baking dish.  Lay manicotti side by side in sauce.  Top with remaining sauce.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until heated.

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