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Housemade Manicotti Housemade Manicotti Housemade Manicotti


6-8 servings.


20 minutes of prep; 30 in the oven at 400°

Tip from Pasta Jay: You can always add more Pasta Jay’s Marinara to your liking.


Jar of Pasta Jay’s Classic Marinara
9 pasta tubes or fresh pasta sheets
18 oz. ricotta cheese
1 TBL dried basil
1 TSP black pepper
2 cups mozzarella (for ricotta mixture)
1 cup mozzarella (for topping)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400°.
  2. Start by warming your Pasta Jay’s Classic Marinara in a large pot.
  3. Boil your pasta tubes as per box directions. Cook to al dente. (If using fresh pasta sheets, no cooking necessary)
  4. Place ground beef in a medium-large non-stick pan, over a medium-high heat. Breaking up the ground beef into equal size pieces as it cooks. You’re looking for your meat to brown in color.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix together: the ricotta cheese, dried basil, black pepper, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, and browned ground beef.
  6. Fill your pre-cooked pasta tubes or fresh sheets with your ricotta cheese and meat mixture.
  7. Line your oven safe baking dish with the pre-heated Pasta Jay’s Classic Marinara. Place manicotti in the dish and top with more marinara. Top with remaining cup of mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes, looking for crispy edges on shells and bubbling marinara sauce.
  9. You can always add more Pasta Jay’s Marinara to your liking.