Dec 30, This Three Cheese Manicotti is a GREAT easy weeknight dinner! It is also a favorite for large gatherings. You can't go wrong with cheesy. A regular spoon works great for stuffing the manicotti noodles, but for a Four- Cheese Manicotti Recipe / Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Prop Styling by Alex Brannian . 4 teaspoons olive oil. 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped. 1 pound ground beef. Salt and freshly ground black pepper. 14 (8-ounce package) manicotti. How to Make Manicotti Cheese manicotti was the first meal I cooked for my husband, and years later he still enjoys it! —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas. In a bowl, mix 3 cups mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic, egg, and basil. Spread about 2 cups pasta sauce over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange stuffed manicotti in the dish, and cover with remaining sauce. Fill each manicotti shell with 3 tablespoons cheese mixture, and arrange over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.