MI Coop Kitchen

Melody’s Manicotti

Recipe by
Cherryland Electric Cooperative  
Prep: 20 min. | Cook: 35 min.


  • 8 ounces large-size pasta shells, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • sweet basil (fresh is preferred)
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 pint ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 quart spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese


In a medium skillet over medium heat, add the hamburger and season with oregano, parsley, basil, garlic, salt, pepper. Combine and stir until browned. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, oregano, parsley, basil and 1 egg. Add the hamburger meat. Layer a greased 9×13 cake pan with 1/2 the spaghetti sauce. Stuff cooked shells with cheese/meat mixture. Then, arrange shells in pan, cover with remaining spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 375 F for approximately 35 minutes or until bubbly.


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