Easy Manicotti


  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells (14 shells)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) low-fat ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley or 3 Tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (24 to 26 ounces) pasta sauce (3 cups)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  4. While pasta is cooking, beat egg in medium bowl. Add ricotta or cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Mix well.
  5. Pour a little of the pasta sauce in the bottom of a rectangular baking dish to prevent pasta from sticking.
  6. Stuff shells with filling (about 2 to 3 rounded teaspoons per shell). Arrange stuffed shells in baking dish. Pour remaining sauce evenly over pasta.
  7. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly throughout.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By Gymonset.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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