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Three Cheese Manicotti

Cheesy and comforting, Three Cheese Manicotti makes a great meatless main dish. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword manicotti,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Amy D.


  • 8 ounce box manicotti shells
  • 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 lb 8oz container cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat a large pot of water to boiling and boil the manicotti shells for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, garlic, basil, 1 cup parmesan cheese, and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  4. In a 9x13 greased baking dish, spread a little less than half of the pasta sauce. Using a spoon, fill each manicotti shell. Arrange the manicotti in the baking dish and cover with the remaining sauce. Take care to ensure that all of the manicotti shells have sauce on them so they don't get dried out while baking.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella and 1/2 cup parmesan over the top. Return to the oven and bake an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.