Thanksgiving is still a couple weeks away, but I’ve got a recipe that combines my favorite flavors of Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to use up left over turkey too!

Chicken Manicotti
1 box manicotti pasta
1 (6 oz) box Stove Top stuffing
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 c. grated cheese
6 skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed

Season and cook the chicken (or use rotisserie chicken and skip this step! manicotti-boiling

Add the manicotti tubes to a pan of boiling water. Boil for 12 minutes and be careful not to overcook. The noodles start to tear if overcooked. It is also a good idea to stir them occasionally so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Prepare the Stove Top according to the direction on the box. I love Stove Top.

In a medium bowl, mix together soup sour cream, 1 cup of the grated cheese. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture and set aside.


Combine the chicken, stuffing, and sour cream mixture. It doesn’t look very appetizing, but it tastes scrumptious!

manicotti-noodles When the noodles are done drain and rinse. I light to place mine on a towel to let them cool and prevent sticking to each other.


Now’s the messy fun part. Using a spoon stuff that little noodle as full as you can get it. Once they are filled place them in a 9×13 pan. When all of the filling is gone, or all of your noodles are stuffed–whichever comes first–cover the noodles with the remaining sour cream mixture and sprinkles the cup of cheese over the top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.


So long left over turkey, hello manicotti!


  1. I will have to try this recipe – looks yummy! Just a hint to those who might not like the fun, er messy, part. You can use large shells as those are much easier to stuff. I have a mexican manicotti recipe that I love, but I’m not so good at stuffing the noodles, so I’ve found that the shells are MUCH easier. 🙂

  2. This sounds really good! It’s something that I know everyone in my family will love, I’ll have to make it this week. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks so YUM Nikkala! I am going to make this tomorrow night, thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  4. Oh My! This looks so good. I can’t wait to give it a whirl. Thanks

  5. Definitely going to try this – probably tomorrow night!

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  7. Ohhhh bring it on!!! That looks delicious.

  8. Perfect to use up the leftover turkey we cooked last weekend! Thanks! I too was thinking shells would be much easier. Buying shells and sour cream tonight!

  9. Jennifer Wanlass Says: November 13, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I tried this recipe last night, and my family absolutely loved it. Thanks!!

  10. I made this last night for my family and I was told it was the “best dinner ever”! Added a side salad to it and it was perfect! Thanks for sharing, love your blog! xx

  11. Just a note… my great grandmother is from Italy, straight off the boat, she taught me how to cook. When we do manicotti we stuff the noodle while the shell is hard, then put them in boiling water, as they rise a bit they are done, spoon them out then place in a pan and bake. The meat will cook in the water and keep it moist.

    It’s a lot easier then trying to stuff a wet noodle…


  12. My family loved this recipe! Instead of the manicotti shells, I used the flat, wide lasagna noodles soaked and softened in hot water. It’s much easier to roll the filling up in those than to stuff those flimsy shells! Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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