Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Easy Cheesy Manicotti


  • 1 8oz manicotti shells
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce (jarred or homemade)

Mix the following together:

  • 1 c. cottage cheese
  • 1 c. ricotta cheese
  • 1 c. mozzarella
  • 1 c. parmesan
  • 1 T. basil
  • 1 t. minced garlic
  • 1 egg
Boil manicotti as directed on package. Make sure that they are al dente (cook the least time said on package, probably 8 or 9 minutes).  Let cool. Then fill mancotti with cheese mixture.  Line  9x13 pan with spaghetti sauce, place noodles in pan, pour over more spaghetti sauce.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 15 minutes, remove foil, top with parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Enjoy. 

Everyone has a manicotti recipe- and this is pretty basic, but it works and it's great!  I love how the cheeses are all the same measurements- easy to memorize and just throw together.  This is a pretty quick meal, too, and leftovers are really yummy.  Me?  I loved it!

1 comment:

Megz said...

I always fill my shells using a baby spoon. That just seems to make the stuffing go easier. That is my handy tip. I've never made it with cottage cheese so I'll try that next time--maybe it'll spread it out a bit more!