KID NOTE: The kids preferred the meat stuffed over the cheese stuffed. Instead of a salad I served carrot sticks.
VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace the meat with chopped mushrooms.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use brown rice lasagna noodles. Spread mixture on 3/4 of the noodle and roll toward the uncovered end. Place seam side down and continue as directed. (And skip the garlic bread.)
It was a little dry for our taste, and we had this a weekend meal as it took a while to stuff the noodles.
Delicious! My family loved this meal!
If you freeze for later, do you stop after #9 to freeze, or,leave the sauce and cheese for later? What do you recommend?
I usually cook the whole thing and thaw in the refrigerator, cover with foil, and then heat in a 325 oven for about 20 minutes.
We enjoyed the spinach and ricotta filled manicotti! The beef manicotti was dry and not nearly as flavorful. If I made this again, I would make the beef into meatballs instead.
These were very good. I made the mushrooms instead of the beef after reading the reviews and it was perfect. 1 box of manicotti tubes sufficed, so now I have an extra box to make this next time! I think this dish fed about 7 people!
Do you cook the mushrooms at all before using them?
You don’t have to cook the mushrooms. They will get tender in the oven when cooking. Enjoy!