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Easy Manicotti
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Easy Manicotti
Makes: 14 filled shells
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
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Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


1 package
(8 ounces) manicotti shells (14 shells)
1 carton
(15 ounces) low-fat ricotta or cottage cheese
6 ounces
shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
1⁄2 cup
fresh parsley, minced, or 3 tablespoons dried parsley
1⁄4 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
1 Tablespoon
italian seasoning
1⁄2 teaspoon
garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar (24 to 26 ounces) pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  3. While pasta is cooking, beat egg in medium bowl. Add ricotta or cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Mix well.
  4. Pour a little of the pasta sauce in the bottom of a rectangular baking pan to prevent pasta from sticking.
  5. Stuff shells with filling (about 2-3 rounded teaspoons per shell). Arrange stuffed shells in pan. Pour remaining sauce evenly over pasta.
  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly throughout.
  7. Let rest 10 minutes outside of oven before serving.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Add Parmesan cheese to the filling mixture.
  • Add your favorite spices to sauce for additional flavor.
Serving Size: 
1 filled shell
Nutritional Label: 
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  • & a glass of water
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