Friday, April 30, 2010

Old World Manicotti

I got this recipe from an issue of Home Cooking magazine (now out of print). I think I actually like this manicotti more than the meat filled kind.

12 large manicotti shells
4 C. shredded mozzarella cheese,divided
2C. ricotta cheese
6T. fresh or 2T. dried basil
1(26oz) jar of spaghetti sauce,divided
1/2 C. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions;drain. Rinse well with cool water. Let pasta dry on paper towels.(I didn't do this).

For filling, in medium bowl, stir together 3 cups of mozzarella cheese with the ricotta cheese and basil. Using a teaspoon, carefully stuff pasta shells with prepared cheese mixture.

Spoon 2 cups spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top of pasta. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.Bake manicotti for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese and bake 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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