String Cheese Manicotti | Melanie Makes

String Cheese Manicotti

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 14 manicotti
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Melanie Bauer | Melanie Makes
My String Cheese Manicotti is hands down the easiest way to fill manicotti! String cheese is stuffed into each pasta tube before being covered with a meaty marinara sauce – an absolute pasta and cheese lover’s delight!
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  • 1 8-ounce box manicotti shells approximately 14 shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 pieces string cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese to garnish if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook manicotti according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, add ground beef and onion to a large skillet.
  • Brown beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  • Add marinara sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasoning to skillet.
  • Stir together to combine.
  • Spread half of meat sauce onto the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  • Stuff each manicotti shell with a piece of string cheese and arrange in a single layer in baking dish.
  • Top manicotti with remaining meat sauce.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. 
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 107mg | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.7mg