Out of my mother’s recipes, this is both of my brother’s favorite recipe!! Enjoy!

Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 65 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes


  • 1 package (8 oz.) Manicotti
  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese (Mom frequently uses less-10 oz.-ish)
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (Mom uses dried parsley)
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) spaghetti sauce (Mom usually buys 2 kinds of spaghetti sauce!!!)


  1. Mix ricotta cheese, 3 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and the egg.
  2. Pour 1/2-3/4 of one jar of spaghetti sause in 13×9 inch glass baking pan.
  3. Spoon cheese/egg mixture into manicotti shells.
  4. Place filled manicotti shells in pre-saused pan.
  5. If have extra ricotta cheese mixture, place inbetween Manicotti shells filled with mixture.
  6. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over manicotti shells.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 minutes, covered, or until pasta can be penatrated easily with a fork/knife.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for 2-5 more minutes or until remaining cheese melts.
  9. Serve with garlic bread & Cesar salad, yum!!!! (that’s mama’s comment! :).


Kim Cameron Valencia CA



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