Don’t Cook the Pasta Manicotti

  • Servings: 7
  • Prep: 25
  • Cook Time: 70

Say goodbye to boiling pasta with our Don't Cook the Pasta Manicotti! Simply stuff, bake, and enjoy perfectly cooked pasta every time.


8 ozSan Giorgio® Manicotti
1 lblean ground beef
1/2 cuponion, chopped
2 eachgarlic cloves, chopped
4 cupstomato juice, divided
1 cantomato paste
2 tspsfresh oregano leaves
1 tspsugar
1/8 tspground black pepper
1 tspsalt
3 cupslow fat mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
2 cupsricotta cheese
10 ozfrozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 eacheggs
1/2 cupgrated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large skillet, brown meat with onion and garlic; pour off fat.
  3. Stir in 2 cups tomato juice, tomato paste, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper; simmer 10 minutes while preparing filling.
  4. In large bowl, combine 2 cups mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, spinach, eggs and grated cheese; mix well.
  5. Stuff uncooked shells; arrange in 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  6. Spoon meat sauce evenly over shells; pour remaining tomato juice evenly on top.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil; place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake 1 hour.
  9. Remove from oven and remove foil; immediately top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  10. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.