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Poor Families Manicotti-Very Kid Friendly

Updated on October 27, 2013

Recipe for Poor Man's Manicotti


Poor Man's Manicotti

5 stars from 1 rating of Poor Man's Manicotti

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 People

I would like to share an fantastic easy recipe for all you who have picky eaters in your home as I do. My kids are 12 and 13, Girl and boy respectively. My kids are picky but a rule in our house is whatever is made for dinner is what you will eat.

  • One bag any styled noodles you have in your kitchen. I used Penne and mix that with elbow macaroni noodles.
  • Two bottles of Ragu spaghetti sauce- Again any style you have in your home. I used one original bottle and one garden vegetable. It is hard to get my kids to eat any veggie. This recipe rocked their socks off.
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Colby jack cheese or any type you have in the house.
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Chunk chicken can (add garlic powder on this)

Get casserole dish and spread spaghetti sauce on the bottom of pan. Add in the chunk chicken and spread it evenly around casserole dish. sprinkle cheese, Parmesan and Italian seasoning, add noodles, do this pattern again.

Put in oven at 350 degrees and keep in for one hour.

I served a baguette I had in my freezer and olive oil in a small dish that my kids dipped in the oil and sprinkled Parmesan on top. I lit a candle and had a rose in a vase on the table.

My kids thought I worked all day on this and told me it was their favorite meal. Each child had three servings.

To You an Yours


© Laura Rogers Arne


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      breathe2travel 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Sounds like something my family would enjoy.

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      Rastamermaid 6 years ago from Universe

      Looking forward to trying this we love Italian food at my house. Sometimes we just put olive oil,balsalmic vinegar and parmasean cheese and just dip and nibble....Awesome stuff!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      I will get my wife to try this one it does sound delicious :-)

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      Jenn 6 years ago

      I will try this and let you know how we do. We love manicotti :)

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      Laura Arne 7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Thanks Dolores Monet,

      I think many of us are trying to save some money right now. Thanks for stopping by

      Healing touch

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I don't have young kids but always looking for a cheap, delicious, and easy meal. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      I am on a budget over here so thx Healing Touch