Eggplant & Beef Manicotti Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Eggplant & Beef Manicotti

This interesting recipe from Nestlé Maggi is bound to impress all your guests and family! Topped with stringy mozzarella cheese, this Eggplant and Beef Manicotti is delicious!


  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • For tomato sauce: 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 cube MAGGI® Chicken Stock
  • 8 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • For filling: 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 400g minced beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 cube MAGGI® Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 box cannelloni pasta
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese

How to Prepare

  1. Preheat oven to 1800C and place oven rack in middle position.
  2. Peel eggplants, slice lengthwise to have 5mm flat slices.
  3. Brush with olive oil and grill for 2 minutes on each side. Set aside and allow to cool.
  4. To make tomato sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onions until soft. Add garlic and tomato paste and sauté for one minute.
  5. Add hot water, MAGGI® Chicken Stock, tomatoes and basil and allow to simmer for 1 hour.
  6. To make the filling: In a frying pan, heat olive oil and sauté the minced beef until half cooked. Add chopped onions, bell pepper, oregano and sauté until onions are soft.
  7. Add hot water, MAGGI® Chicken Stock and sauté for another 3-4 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Combine cooled meat mixture with ricotta cheese.
  8. Pour half the sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.
  9. Using a piping bag, fill cannelloni with the beef mixture and wrap each filled cannelloni with a piece of grilled eggplant. Place eggplant-wrapped cannelloni in the baking dish and pour over the remaining sauce.
  10. Cut fresh mozzarella into small pieces and place over the top.
  11. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted but not golden.

Nutritional Info

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