String Cheese Manicotti



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


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


  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.