Manicotti Italian Casserole

Manicotti Italian Casserole

316 Reviews 18 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  ERINLOVE65

“Some members of my family call it manicotti, some call it Italian casserole. So I call it Manicotti Italian Casserole. This is one of my all time favorite meals to make, and it's super easy! For gatherings I make the whole recipe, for my family I cut it in half.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Pour in rigatoni, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set pasta aside.
  3. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. With a slotted spoon, remove beef and sausage to a baking dish. Stir mushrooms, spaghetti sauce, and cooked pasta into the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese and pepperoni over the top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

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Erin R.

Erin R.

I've made this dish twice now. Each time it was completely gone, no leftovers! It feeds about 8-10 people easily. I took someone's advise and mixed 1/2 the cheese into the casserole then sprinkled the rest on top. I layered the pepperoni under the cheese so they wouldn't get crispy. One time I used the slice pepperoni and cut them into quarters. The second time I cubed the pepperoni. Both tasted excellent!



My family loved this recipe. I did make a few small changes...after browning the ground beef and italian sausage and cooking the pasta, I put them, along with two jars of Bartoli Tomato & Basil spaghetti sauce, the mozzarella cheese and some parmesan cheese together in one large bowl and mixed them, before putting into 9 X 13 pan. I also reserved about 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella to sprinkle over the top, along with some more parmesan. I did not use the pepperoni because I felt there was plenty of meat and flavors already. Very easy and very tasty!!!



This is absolutely delicious! And easy! I halved the recipe and it was still a lot. I thought that it was a lot of meat in the recipe, but I tried it anyway. Glad I did. It wouldn't have come out as good as it did. I did add a couple of things though. 1. garlic powder. season salt, and sauteed onions while browning meat. 2. mixed some cheese in with the meat mix. 3. and sprinkled some parmesan cheese on the top with the pepperonis. Great dish. thanks Erin love!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 909 cal
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 43 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs
  • 77.6 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 52.1 g
  • 104%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 2248 mg
  • 90%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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