Easy Baked Manicotti

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6 servings

Italian restaurants ain't got nothin' on your kitchen. Rich, homemade pesto manicotti is easier than it looks. Our video walks you through it, and you get all the compliments.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spread 3/4 cup sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix cheeses, egg and pesto until blended; spoon into resealable plastic bag. Use scissors to cut small corner from bottom of bag.
  • Fill manicotti shells by squeezing cheese mixture into both sides of each shell; place in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce; cover.
  • Bake 40 min. or until heated through.


Enjoy your favorite foods on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. This recipe makes enough to serve 6.


Substitute BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese for the ricotta and/or KRAFT 100% Grated Romano Cheese for the Parmesan.


If you prefer a more traditional style manicotti, simply omit the pesto.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 500
% Daily Value
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 12g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 930mg
Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 60 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • sbarley02 | Thu, Oct 16 2014 11:41 AM

    This is a great recipe. The only change I made was to skip the pesto and added frozen spinach instead.

  • Jillette12 | Fri, May 23 2014 7:33 AM

    This is SOOOOO good. Everyone loved it, served with a crisp salad and garlic toast. I didn't change a thing--yum!

  • TracyLBain | Mon, Mar 31 2014 2:31 PM

    Simple to put together. I love this recipe!!