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Beef and Cheese Manicotti

This easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe is stuffed with ground beef and not just one but three kinds of cheese! Your family will request this favorite again and again!

Easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!

Beef and Cheese Manicotti

There are some recipes which are special because they taste amazing, and then there are some recipes which are special because they taste amazing AND they bring back good memories.

The same way grandma’s butterhorn cookies can transport you back to feeling like a child at Christmas, these beef and cheese manicotti take me back to the night my husband proposed.

He went all out on the romance and decided to impress me by making dinner from scratch along with candlelight, champagne and the whole nine yards.

Pasta filled with meat and three kinds of cheese? Yes, the answer is yes!

Easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!

These beef manicotti are sure to impress anyone you make them for, but they’re simple enough to cook for a weeknight family dinner.

I’ve even used this recipe to teach students learning English as a second language since it’s a very hands-on dish. Kids also love to help make these!

Easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!

I rely on jarred marinara sauce to streamline the process. That way all I have to concentrate on is preparing the filling and stuffing the tubes. So much yummy cheese and beefy flavor!

If you use a zip-lock bag to pipe the filling into the pasta, that part goes rather quickly. Simply place the filling into the bag and snip off one of the corners.

Easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!

Then, squeeze from the top and it’s a fuss-free job, plus way less messy than using spoons! To make an even faster dinner reminiscent of this meal, try my Ricotta Pasta with Beef. There’s no stuffing involved!

The manicotti will all fit in a 13×9 pan if you tuck them in snuggly. Then we douse the whole thing with sauce and extra cheese.

Easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!

It makes for an ooey, gooey cheesy dinner. If you would like them to look “prettier” (more like the photos), space them out a little more and bake the extras in a square pan.

Now married, my husband and I still make these beef and cheese manicotti together. It’s a great teamwork dinner and tasty reminder of the love we share.

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Easy beef and cheese manicotti recipe the whole family will ask for again and again!



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Erica

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Was very delicious. I added a handful of fresh cropped parsley because I needed to put it in something. Turned out great.

Joleene

Saturday 16th of June 2018

I use this recipe for Stuffed shells and it's a big hit. I use fresh garlic and a little green pepper in the filling. Delicious

Rebekah

Sunday 17th of June 2018

Love that, sounds delicious!

Zhanna

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Have you made this with white (alfredo) sauce instead of he marinara?

Rebekah

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

I have not, but my husband would love that!

Natalie

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Excited to try them with the whole family. Does this recipe freeze well? I like to double or triple batches since I have an enormous family and there is always at least 1 neighborhood kid over for dinner.

Rebekah

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

I've frozen leftover manicotti and it re-warmed well so I think freezing it before baking would be even better! Making extra is a great idea!