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Hungry Man's Manicotti

This makes a lot. You can freeze it, and it is filling!


  • 2 packages manicotti (14 each)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box chicken stuffing mix
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 cups spaghetti sauce, prepared


Note: This recipe will make either 2 9 x 13 inch pans of manicotti, or 3 8x8 inch pans. Have pans sprayed with non-stick spray and ready to fill before following the directions below:

In a large bowl, mix dry stuffing mix (similar to Stove Top brand) and seasoning packet, ground beef, eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and cheddar cheese, to make a thick paste. Set mixture aside for 5 minutes so bread crumbs can absorb moisture.

Begin stuffing uncooked manicotti shells by hand, and place them side by side into prepared baking pans. Continue until all shells have been filled and are placed as desired into baking pans. Next, spoon spaghetti sauce evenly over shells until all sauce has been distributed.


Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 2 hours.

To freeze, cover with foil tightly and mark each package. Freeze for up to 6 months. To bake, thaw overnight in refrigerator and bake according to instructions above.

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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May 24, 20110 found this helpful

Another wonderful recipe.
Thanks for sharing.

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