Homemade Manicotti


While my family and I were moving and painting our new house we had so many people that helped us out. One in particular was on of our son’s preschool teachers. She knew that we were busy working on the house and so she didn’t want me to have any stress over making dinner. One night she made my family and I a big dinner to enjoy. She made us manicotti, french bread, salad and dessert. It was amazing, and so appreciated. It was nice to be able to just pop that meal in the oven to heat and not fuss over getting dinner on the table as well. Ian’s teacher is one of the most kind people I know. She just loves all the kids in her preschool class. Not only does she love the kids she teaches, she loves their families as well. She treats my family and I like her own family.

We loved her manicotti so much that I asked her for the recipe. I told her that it was most defiantly blog worthy. I am excited to share this wonderful recipe from Miss Carol today! Enjoy!

1 pound of ground hamburger

1/4 onion-chopped

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. garlic powder

8-10 manicotti shells

16 oz diced tomatoes

8 oz tomato sauce

1/4 cup water

1 pkg mozzarella cheese

First you need to brown the hamburger with the onions. Then salt and pepper the hamburger.


Stir together in a separate bowl the 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, egg and spices.


Mix together with the hamburger and fill the manicotti shells. Place into a greased 9 x 9 size pan.


Pour tomato sauce, tomatoes and water into the remaining hamburger mixture. Pour over the shells. Top with Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. After if has baked for an hour top with mozzarella cheese and bake until melted and bubbly.