Manicotti Recipe – Italian Special

This manicotti recipe makes a comforting dinner your family will love. The kids like to help stuff the noodles too! Delicious served with a crispy salad and garlic bread.

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time55 min
  • Total Time1 hr 25 min

Manicotti Ingredients:

  • 5 ½ ounces manicotti pasta
  • 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

How to Make Manicotti


Cook manicotti in boiling water until al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


Mix ricotta, mozzarella, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined.


Pour 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce into an 11×17-inch baking dish. Stuff each manicotti shell with 3 tablespoons cheese mixture, and arrange over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over the top of the shells and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.


Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 45 minutes.