This is a recipe I modified to make it organic and meatless. It is a kid friendly recipe also. My kids stuff the shells and assemble. They love it!
1 package manicotti noodles (I like Garden Time Organic Semolina)
1 lb ground beef *can substitute 1lb of turkey or diced chicken 2-3 cups of cooked veggies (we use peppers, zucchini, & mushrooms)*
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 1/2 cups of spaghetti sauce
14 pieces of organic string cheese
1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese (shredded)
Cook manicotti according to package directions.
In a skillet cook beef and onion over medium heat until longer pink. Drain.
Stir in spaghetti sauce.
Spread half of the meat/veggie sauce into a greased 13 X 9 baking dish.
Drain manicotti; cool.
Stuff each shell with a piece of string cheese.
Place stuffed shells over meat sauce.
Top with remaining meat/veggie sauce.
Cover and bake on 350 for 24-30 minutes or until heated through.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake, uncovered for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
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