Giada’s Beef and Cheese Manicotti — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Indulge in this top-rated three-cheese manicotti from Giada De Laurentiis.

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Pasta, beef and cheese are the foundation of many crowd-pleasing dinners: spaghetti and meatballs, pasta Bolognese and these top-rated manicotti, this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week. Giada De Laurentiis stuffs large tube-shaped noodles with a mixture made from ground beef and three cheeses — ricotta and mozzarella for rich creaminess, and nutty Parmesan for a welcome salty bite — and covers them with her favorite bottled sauce. Before baking it, she tops the dish with another layer of mozzarella and Parmesan, which will begin to bubble in the oven.

For more hearty dinner ideas, check out Food Network’s Let’s Cook Comfort Food board on Pinterest.

Get the recipe: Beef and Cheese Manicotti

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