I have a fun recipe for you today that will help you make manicotti in a snap. The main thing that makes it so easy to make is string cheese. It’s string cheese manicotti.
Usually you stuff those pasta shells with a ricotta cheese mixture. This can be messy and time consuming to do. Now enter the string cheese!
Instead of using that messy ricotta mixture, you just slide a string cheese into each manicotti shell. Pretty genius, huh? No more mess. As a result, it takes about 1 second to fill each pasta shell. String cheese – manicotti made easy!
- 1 (8 oz) pkg manicotti shells
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
- 14 pieces string cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Prepare manicotti shells according to package directions.
- While the shells cook, brown beef along onion in a skillet until meat is fully cooked; drain. Add in the garlic and spaghetti sauce.
- Spread 1/2 of the sauce mixture into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.
- Drain manicotti and stuff each shell with a piece of string cheese and place in the baking dish.
- Top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
- Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered for 5-10 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serves 6-8.
This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home.