Best Recipe for Manicotti for Weeknights


Another recipe post from me! Say what?

I know. Recipes are rare here these days as the focus of the blog has changed in the past year to self-care and mental wellness. But did you know cooking is therapy for some? Yeah! The comforting act of creating and developing recipes has a way of soothing you mentally. And not to mention, delicious food on the table as the end result is a win any day!


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So here I am with another food idea which you may want to try. There are tons of meat versions of Manicotti I found online. So this one is meatless and the best recipe for Manicotti yet! Change is always good, yes? The odd one in the crowd? Yeah, that.

Cheesy Manicotti is a super simple recipe you can quickly make. And everyone will love it!


Best Recipe for Manicotti for Weeknights


Best recipe for Manicotti


A super simple comfort food recipe that everyone will love!




  • One package of Manicotti noodles 
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese (More to add on top if you choose) 
  • 15 oz. tub of ricotta cheese 
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 24 oz. jar of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


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Best Recipe for Manicotti




  • Cook manicotti about 8-10 minutes or until Al dente, drain and lay on parchment paper to cool and dry

best recipe for manicotti

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spreading a thin layer of pasta sauce along the bottom 
  • Using a large bowl, mix together mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • Using a knife, gently slice the manicotti noodle to open it up.  Add cheese filling and close the noodle back up placing it in the baking dish, seam side down

best recipe for manicotti

  • Arrange manicotti in a single layer in the baking dish. When all manicotti are filled, cover the top with remaining pasta sauce

best recipe for manicotti

  • Cover dish with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.

best recipe for manicotti


  • Remove foil and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese has fully melted.


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  • Allow cooling for 5-10 minutes

Best recipe for manicotti


  • Enjoy!  





With Love, Vinma




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