Friday, January 9, 2009


I tried another new recipe last night. It turned our really good!! My kids and hubby loved it. I have made Manicotti before but I found this recipe and it was a bit different from the one I had so I decided to try it. We all liked it better than my other one.I recommend trying it especially if you love Italian food like we do!!

1 pkg Manicotti shells, cooked according to package directions
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp onion powder or onion salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
Fresh spinach, minced (optional) I didn't use it this time because we had a spinach salad with the manicotti but I recommend putting it in because it is another good way to get your kids to eat their veggies!!
4 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese

Cook the manicotti. While manicotti is cooking, mix the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, spices, and spinach together. Fill each shell with the cheese mixture until full. In a 9x13 inch pan pour half of the sauce in the bottom. Place the filled manicotti on top of the sauce. Then pour the remaining sauce over the pasta like this:

Sprinkle top with 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover the pan with tin foil. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Uncover and cook for ten more minutes. Serve with garlic french bread and a lettuce salad!!!
*** I have a great marinara sauce recipe. Check my side bar for the link and you can use that one. It is the spaghetti and meatball link!!


scranners said...

Love that stuff. Sure wish I had the time/motivation to make it:(

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