Stuffed Shells or Manicotti Shells by yours truly

the box and brand i use

Prepare pans


Did I tell you I like to cook? Well let me tell you again! I love to cook. Absolutely love it! L-O-V-E!

I’ve actually made this dish a few times. Each time it has been made with different ingredients. Unfortunately this time around, I forgot to add the egg. Wouldn’t be the first time I forgot to add egg, but I personally prefer the egg to be in the mix. It’s still yummy though. I like to use:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. You will cook for 20 to 25 minutes
1. One full size jar of Marinara/Spaghetti Sauce 2. One Medium/Large jar of Ricotta Cheese at room temperature 3. Saute Spinach, Garlic, and any other vegetable you care to add. (I’ve added mushrooms and onions before.) 4. One pack of Lean Ground Turkey, be sure to season and cook well before mixing with other ingredients. 5. One box of Manicotti Shells fully cooked. 6. One pack of Shredded Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top. 7. One medium egg would be great in this mix, but remember I forgot to add so you wont see it in my pics)That should be everything. Cook meat and seasoning separate. In separate bowl place room temperature Ricotta Chesse, One egg, sautéed ingredients, and cooked meat into a bowl and mix well. The ricotta should be smooth, meat evenly dispersed in the mixture and egg mixed in well.

Prepare pans by covering bottom with marinara/spaghetti sauce. On a plate/cutting board tear one side of the fully cooked manicotti shell open and take a 2-3 table spoon amount of your mixture and roll the shell neatly around the mixture. place the stuffed shell into your sauced pan, repeat until finish. Of course pictures are included. It’s ok if the shells tear while cooking in the boiling water. I have used torn shells before to complete this dish. If you have any questions about possible recipes or preparing the recipe I’ve included please don’t hesitate to comment. I’ll be sure to get back with you.

Hope this was helpful,


Roll tightly


shell after fully cooked



load mixture on shell



place into shell and tuck around

line shells neatly


cover with marinara on top of shells

took 2 pans to hold all shells

finished product



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