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Cheese Manicotti

Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
50 mins
Total time
1 hours 10 mins


  • 7 oz (1 box) of Jovial Foods brown rice manicotti
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp parsley, minced
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 32 oz tomato sauce 
  • basil and/or parsley as garnish


  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, boil 4 quarts of water. Add 1 tbsp of salt to water. Add the manicotti to pot, and cook for 4 minutes. Remove the manicotta from pot with a slotted spoon. 
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine ricotta, egg, parsley, black pepper, and salt. Add half of mozzarella cheese. 
  4. Spray cooking spray on a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add half of the tomato sauce evenly to bottom of pan. 
  5. Add this filling to a pastry bag or Ziploc bag. Cut a hole in the bottom, about ½ inch long. Pipe the filling into the manicotti. Be sure to not over fill them. 
  6. Arrange the filled manicotti in the pan. Add the remaining tomato sauce on top of manicotti.
  7. Cover the baking dish with tin foil. Bake for 40 minutes. 
  8. Remove the foil from the baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 10-15 more minutes or until the cheese has melted well. 
  9. Remove baking dish from oven. Garnish with basil and/or parsley if you like. 
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