This post has been sponsored by Barilla and Galbani. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


The holidays are near and that means my family is hungry for festive fun and food! We are craving all things festive; lights, decorations, and parties, cookies, cartoons, and carols! It is hard to resist all of the fun that the holidays have to offer! The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family and spread cheer to friends!

This holiday season I have a go-to meal planned that works in almost every holiday situation. From a family gift wrapping party, to a gathering of friends and neighbors, and even a full-blown holiday meal with my loved ones. I can’t tell you how much it helps me to know what I am serving ahead of time without trying to allot preparation times and adjust my budget.

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When I was at Walmart, I realized that Barilla and Galbani make the perfect pairing for the holidays. Pasta and cheese are always crowd pleasers and with these two brands, I can make versatile meals at great prices. Anytime I can save some cash without compromising quality makes me very happy! I always want to serve the best without breaking the bank. With a large family and an even larger circle of loved ones, serving a great meal at a great price is always important to me!

My go-to holiday dinner is Manicotti with the Barilla Jumbo Shells. This is such a filling and delicious dinner that is loaded with hamburger meat, cream cheese, sour cream, Ricotta cheese, traditional sauce topping. It is so incredibly delicious!


I love that all of the ingredients in my Holiday Manicotti can be found at Walmart, which makes holiday cooking so convenient and affordable! Ibotta users will love that on top of every day low prices from Walmart, they can earn $2 back on purchases of Barilla Pasta or Sauce and Galbani Cheese through Ibotta! This is the perfect time to stock up and save!



1074 cal


53 g


16 g


126 g
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An Easy Dinner Night Favorite Creamy Stuffed Manicotti

Create an easy dinner night favorite with this delicious creamy stuffed shells manicotti.

20 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 Box Barilla Jumbo Shells
  • 1 Jar Barilla Traditional Sauce
  • 1 lb. Hamburger Meat
  • 1 Galbani Ricotti Cheese
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 12 oz. container Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook Jumbo Shells per instructions on box.

Brown hamburger meat in pan.

While meat is browning begin adding all dry ingredients into the meat.

Mix well.

Drain Meat.

Add cooked meat back into the same pan.

Stir in softened cream cheese, Galbani Ricotti cheese (1/2 container)and sour cream.

Mix well.

Once noodles are cooked and drained.

Spray 9 x 13 glass dish.

Scoop mixture using a tablespoon into the a shell.

Do not over stuff. Just fill until the entire shell is full.


Once all mixture is all gone.

Lightly pour Barilla Sauce on top of stuffed shells.

Cover with foil.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Serve with your favorite side and salad.

There is something about serving a hearty and delicious pasta meal to friends and family. It seems to bring us together around the table with a chance to share a love for good food and great conversations. Pasta is a universally adored and appreciated dish at any time of the year. Serving it at the holidays makes perfect sense!


I would love to hear about your holiday dinner plans. Are you cooking or attending a dinner with someone special? Have you ever prepared pasta and cheese for a holiday feast? If you have a special pasta dish that you like to serve I would love to hear about it! I am always looking for tasty ways to use Barilla and Gabani together!

Are you going to stock up on the perfect holiday pairings of Barilla pastas and sauces and Galbani Cheeses? Now is the perfect time to do so, as the Ibotta offer gives you $2 back on qualifying purchases! Serving a large party dinner has never been so easy on my wallet!
From my family to yours, happy holidays!



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