one8 ounce boxManicottishould be 12 manicotti total
1poundlean ground beef
one16 ounce jarFour Cheese Pasta Sauce
1cupShredded Mozzarella Cheese
Minced Fresh Parsleyif desired
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Get out a 9x13 pan and set aside.
Combine the filling ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Stir together until they are thoroughly combined.
Four Cheese Meat Sauce
In a large skillet, fry the ground beef and onions together until the onions are soft and the ground beef is cooked fully. Drain the ground beef. Add in the garlic, sauté for two minutes until fragrant. Drain the grease if desired, leaving a small amount for flavor.
Stir in the pasta sauce and remove the pan from the stove.
Soak the manicotti in boiling water for 5-6 minutes, then drain and set on a plate to cool slightly. Stuff the cooled manicotti with the prepared filling.
Arrange the manicotti on top of the sauce and pour the remaining sauce over top. Cover the pan with aluminun foil tighyly.
Place in the oven and bake until the meat sauce is bubbling. Remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese on top in an even layer. Return to the oven and bake again until the cheese is melted and bubbling
Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve.
There should be around 12 manicotti pasta in the 8 ounce box