String Cheese Manicotti

 




 

This String Cheese Manicotti is stuffed with string cheese for a super easy weeknight meal. My kids loved it!
Servings: 6




Ingredients

1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1 garlic clove , minced

1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce

12 pieces string cheese

1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

grated Parmesan cheese

(optional) basil, chopped

Directions:

  1. Cook manicotti according to package directions in salted water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, cook beef and onion over medium heat in a large skillet until meat is no longer pink; add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Drain meat. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Spread half of the meat sauce into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Drain manicotti. An 8 ounce package has 14 shells but I could only fit 12 in my baking dish and 2 of the shells ripped. Stuff each shell with a piece of string cheese. You could even use 2 pieces of string cheese but we thought one was plenty once it melted. Arrange manicotti over meat sauce. Place over meat sauce; top with remaining sauce. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and garnish with basil if desired.