Cheesy Beef Manicotti

Cheesy Beef  Manicotti


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These yummy pasta beef rolls will be a great appetizer or side. This recipe introduces a whole new way to get a great Italian dish.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 16 oz. cans tomato puree
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. manicotti shells
  • 4 C. ricotta cheese
  • 1 8 oz. package mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

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Cook ground beef until brown.  Then add the onions and cook those with the beef. Drain and stir in tomato puree, paste, sugar, pepper, 1 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. salt, 1 C. water; simmer, covered 45 minutes. Cook manicotti as label directs; drain. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine ricotta and mozzarella (diced) cheeses, parsley, 3/4 tsp. basil, 1/2 tsp salt; stuff into shells. Spoon half of meat sauce into 13x9" baking dish. Place half of shells over sauce in one layer. Spoon remaining sauce, except 3/4 C., over shells, top with remaining shells in one layer. Spoon reserved meat sauce over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 30 minutes.

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