Sicilian Style Easy Manicotti Recipe

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This 15 minute easy manicotti recipe is delicious and only needs to bake for 40 minutes. If you are short on time and looking for a hearty pasta dinner for a large crowd, this manicotti dish is for you!

manicotti with hamburger in green casserole dish, white plates and garlic bread

Easy manicotti recipe

Easy Manicotti Recipe Video Tutorial

Easy manicotti recipe Italian style with ricotta cheese, shredded cheese, grated cheese and garlic stuffing
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manicotti with hamburger in green casserole dish on stovetop

Supply List

  • 1 box manicotti
  • 2 jars Classico tomato sauce or whatever brand you like
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 container ricotta cheese
  • 1 packaged shredded mozzarella
  • 2 eggs

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Add oil and garlic to pan and saute garlic for about 5 minutes on low (until light brown)
  • Add hamburger and cook for about 10 minutes or until cooked
  • Add 1 jar tomato sauce and simmer
  • Cook Manicotti according to boxed directions, drain and cool
  • Mix Ricotta, 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded mozzarella and 2 eggs in a bowl and set aside
  • Pour 1 cup of sauce from 2nd jar over 9×12 baking dish and spread across bottom
  • Once Manicotti is cooked, drain and cool. Once cooled, fill each manicotti (using a knife) with ricotta mixture and place in baking dish. Once you have filled about 8 manicotti’s, layer hamburg mixture across the top and finish by adding filled remaining manicotti on top. Top with remaining hamburg mixture. Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded mozzarella across the top and bake for 35 minutes on 375.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees (done once bubbling and melted cheese is a light brown color
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jessica D Bruno
manicotti with hamburger in green casserole dish, white plates and garlic bread

Manicotti with ground beef

Manicotti can be made with or without ground beef. We personally like the meat sauce as it adds a meaty taste and more substance to the meal. Ground turkey is also a good alternative to beef.

manicotti with hamburger in green casserole dish on stovetop

Manicotti Ideas

One of the best things about manicotti or lasagna is they both serve a lot of people and are great as leftovers. You may also like our crockpot lasagna dish too. I remember when I was in college, Sunday dinners at home were always some sort of Italian dinner. I would bring a group of 10 or so home from school (I lived at College but only 20 minutes away) and my mom always made manicotti, lasagna or spaghetti.

Next time you are looking for a dinner recipe that will serve a large crowd, try this easy manicotti recipe. Serve with toasted garlic bread and a fresh salad and you are good to go.

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  1. looks delicious.
    you have a typo in your pictures. hamburger not hamburg (Hamburg is a city in Germany)

    1. UGH thankyou! Getting that fixed now 🙂 That’s what happens when I do a graphic at midnight! ha

      1. Actually where husband is from the call hamburger “hamburg”, he is from Coshocton, Ohio

  2. In step seven of Easy-Manicotti you have add cheese and bake 375 for 35 min step 8 you have bake 35-40 at 375 until brown and bubbly is that right?

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