Stuff-a-Roni is definitely a bit more time consuming, but if you make it with a nice glass of red wine it goes pretty quick. I save it for a nice Sunday dinner, so I can take my time making it. My mother made this for us when I was a kid, so it’s been around for a long time. You can find the same recipe on the Golden Grains website by clicking here.


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans marinara sauce
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach,
  • thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package Golden Grain Stuff-a-Roni (or manicotti)


Cover bottom of oblong 2-quart baking dish with 1 cup of marinara sauce. In a sauté pan, brown beef and onion in oil; add bread crumbs, spinach, Parmesan, eggs, salt and pepper. Fill uncooked manicotti with beef mixture, and arrange in a single layer in baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water to remaining sauce; stir, and pour over the top of manicotti dish. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.