Manicotti (For Lent)

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Manicotti (For Lent)
Thu, 02-26-2004 - 10:16am
I made manicotti last night for supper and it was so easy and so good!


5/8 (8oz) package manicotti pasta (my store didn't have this pasta so I used large stuffing shells)

1 cup and 2 T whole milk ricotta cheese

1 cup and 2 T shredded mozzerella cheese

2 T and 3/4 t grated parmesean cheese

1 T and 1/2 t chopped fresh parsley

1/4 t salt

1/8 t ground black pepper

2 (32 oz) jars spaghetti sauce (I ended up only using one)

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and cool on waxed paper or aluminum foil to prevent the noodles from sticking together.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper; fill manicotti with cheese mixture.

In a 9x13 inch baking dish, spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom and arrange manicotti in a single layer; cover with remaining sauce. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 minutes longer; serve.

Serves 4

As in if there wasn't enough cheese, right after I took it out of the oven I sprinkled some mozzerella cheese on was so good but with being pasta it fills you up quick. If you try it let me know what you think.

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