Manicotti

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Manicotti:

  • 1 Box Manicotti Pasta
  • 1 Container Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups Italian Cheese, divided
  • 2 cups Spaghetti ‘Sunday’ Sauce (Mine is in the Rubbermaid Container, leftover from when I made Spaghetti)

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I boil my pasta while I’m reheating my Spaghetti aka Sunday Sauce

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Mix the Ricotta Cheese and 1 1/2 cups of the Italian Cheese in a bowl

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My 9×13 Pan was in the refrigerator with another dish in it for a cookout, so I used 2 8×8 pans. Once the pasta was ready, I drained it and put 1/2 in one dish, 1/2 in the other. Then I sliced open the Manicotti shells and put them in a neat little stack – which makes it SOOOOO much easier to fill!

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Put a spoonful of the cheese mixture onto the pasta

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Roll it up, and place seam side down in the pan

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When you’re done, the pan should look similar to this

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Pour the Spaghetti Sauce over the pasta

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

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Spread the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese you reserved from the beginning over the top of the cooked dish

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Serve up to a hungry family!

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Manicotti
 
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Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Manicotti Pasta
  • 1 Container Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups Italian Cheese, divided
  • 2 cups Spaghetti ‘Sunday’ Sauce
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta according to package directions
  2. Mix the Ricotta Cheese and 1½ cups of the Italian Cheese in a bowl
  3. My 9×13 Pan was in the refrigerator with another dish in it for a cookout, so I used 2 8×8 pans. Once the pasta was ready, I drained it and put ½ in one dish, ½ in the other. Then I sliced open the Manicotti shells and put them in a neat little stack – which makes it SOOOOO much easier to fill!
  4. Put a spoonful of the cheese mixture onto the pasta
  5. Roll it up, and place seam side down in the pan
  6. Pour the Spaghetti Sauce over the pasta
  7. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
  8. Spread the remaining ½ cup shredded cheese you reserved from the beginning over the top of the cooked dish
  9. For step by step directions w photos, please see: http://whenisdinner.com/manicotti/

 

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34 thoughts on “Manicotti

  1. My favourite pasta recipe is one that we made up. YOu can use any pasta. Saute sliced mushrooms and add grape tomatoes just to warm them up. Break up some asparagus and steam. Once the pasta is cooked add some pesto, some skim milk (to make it lighter) mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus and top with toasted pine nuts and shaved parmesan!

  2. I love Manicotti and I haven’t made it in a long time. I never thought to slice open the pasta, that’s so smart and it would make it so much easier to fill! I’m going to make Manicotti for supper tomorrow, thanks for the recipe and tip!

  3. My favorite pasts recipe is really simple. You mix spiral noodles, chopped up red/green peppers, and slices of Johnsonville sausage (they have so many kinds!) then top with spaghetti sauce and mozzerella! Really simple.

  4. I’ve never made Manicotti, but love this recipe so I may make it with that great filling tip! My favorite recipe is a lasagna that my Mom used to always make. I haven’t made it in a while either.

  5. I love just about any kind of pasta dish, though my favorites are those like the above manicotti that don’t have meat. Cheese and veggies! I’d love to take some chopped spinach and mix that into the cheese that stuffs the pasta and then put another layer of cheese over top of the pasta before adding the red sauce and then after topping with cheese out of the oven, you can toss on some freshly chopped raw spinach. YUM!

  6. I love to cook some fettucine noodles and cut up some cooked chicken and some alfredo sauce and toss together, the kids like it too!
    Karen

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