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/

 

32 Comments to "Manicotti"

  1. September 3, 2012 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    I love pasta, thanks for the great easy recipe!

  2. September 3, 2012 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had good manicotti. I’m going to have to try this. It looks delicious!

  3. Anne Taylor's Gravatar Anne Taylor
    September 8, 2012 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

    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!

  4. Nena Sinclair's Gravatar Nena Sinclair
    September 9, 2012 - 12:49 am | Permalink

    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!

  5. Suzanne B.'s Gravatar Suzanne B.
    September 9, 2012 - 3:37 am | Permalink

    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.

  6. Vicky Carlson's Gravatar Vicky Carlson
    September 9, 2012 - 8:15 am | Permalink

    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.

  7. Shannon V's Gravatar Shannon V
    September 9, 2012 - 10:08 am | Permalink

    My fave is Spaghetti Casserole from the Betty Crocker cookbook.

  8. September 9, 2012 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    DELICIOUS!!!! I LOVE this recipe :) Thank you.

  9. gibberish (Julie G.)'s Gravatar gibberish (Julie G.)
    September 10, 2012 - 7:36 am | Permalink

    My favourite pasta recipe is Lasagna.

  10. Alicia K's Gravatar Alicia K
    September 11, 2012 - 10:14 am | Permalink

    i love pasta with tomatoes and basil

  11. April V.'s Gravatar April V.
    September 13, 2012 - 3:14 am | Permalink

    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!

  12. Cynthia C's Gravatar Cynthia C
    September 13, 2012 - 5:13 am | Permalink

    I like pasta with olive oil, garlic, tuna and herbs.

  13. Karen's Gravatar Karen
    September 13, 2012 - 8:28 am | Permalink

    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

  14. Stacey Roberson's Gravatar Stacey Roberson
    September 13, 2012 - 8:31 am | Permalink

    I love stuffed ricotta past shells with spaghetti sauce. Yummy!

  15. Lisa Brown's Gravatar Lisa Brown
    September 13, 2012 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I like just spaghetti with red sauce.

  16. September 13, 2012 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy ravioli!

  17. September 14, 2012 - 12:35 am | Permalink

    I love fettuccini alfredo(of course the worst kind!)

  18. christal c w's Gravatar christal c w
    September 14, 2012 - 5:00 am | Permalink

    My favorite is lasagna with cottage cheese not ricotta

  19. September 14, 2012 - 6:59 am | Permalink

    Yum! These look fantastic! My sister in law makes great manicotti that I love, but I don’t know what she puts in it.

  20. Susan Smith's Gravatar Susan Smith
    September 14, 2012 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I love to cook fettucine noodles with alfredo sauce cut up chicken bacon peas and ham

  21. Theresa Reed's Gravatar Theresa Reed
    September 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really have a favorite pasta dish.

  22. September 14, 2012 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is ” Lasagna.” Yummy!!

  23. Deborah Hogue's Gravatar Deborah Hogue
    September 14, 2012 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorite pasta dish is Pasta Roma, Breakfast Sausage, Rigatoni, Mushrooms, and Spaghetti sauce.

  24. Beth S.'s Gravatar Beth S.
    September 14, 2012 - 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Yum, I love manicotti! My favorite pasta recipe is three-cheese lasagne.

  25. Alicia Ponce's Gravatar Alicia Ponce
    September 14, 2012 - 10:17 pm | Permalink

    My favorite pasta is Lasagna, and this recipe looks great.

  26. jamie tucker's Gravatar jamie tucker
    September 14, 2012 - 10:58 pm | Permalink

    i love chickcen alfredo

    tuckersaver at hotmail dot com

  27. dez's Gravatar dez
    September 15, 2012 - 12:47 am | Permalink

    manicotta

  28. Richard Hicks's Gravatar Richard Hicks
    September 15, 2012 - 1:55 am | Permalink

    we eat lasagna quite often and it is our fav

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  29. September 15, 2012 - 4:17 am | Permalink

    My all time favorite pasta recipe is Lasagna.

  30. Kate F.'s Gravatar Kate F.
    September 15, 2012 - 10:21 am | Permalink

    I don’t really have a favorite pasta recipe.

  31. February 8, 2013 - 3:26 am | Permalink

    This looks really easy to do. I love easy Italian dishes. Thanks for sharing

  32. Kathy Lane's Gravatar Kathy Lane
    October 17, 2013 - 6:10 am | Permalink

    I’ve never made Manicotti before,but this looks easy and I am going to make it soo.Thanks!

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