My husband is Sicilian and he loves a good o’l fashion Italian dinner. This easy manicotti recipe is delicious and only needs to bake for 40 minutes. His mom, if she were still alive, would probably die of a heart attack if she saw me using tomato sauce in a jar and boxed manicotti. She made everything from scratch and it was amazing. Sometimes when I have extra time, I do too. This time, I had about 15 minutes so this easy manicotti recipe worked just fine.
Easy manicotti recipe
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.
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.