Manicotti with Cheese

This is a family favorite. It's a little messy to make, but it's worth it.


14 pieces (8 oz) manicotti noodles, uncooked
1 ¾ cups (15 oz container) part-skim ricotta cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups (about 28 oz jar) spaghetti sauce


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Cool in single layer on foil. Heat oven to 350° F. In large bowl, stir together cheeses, parsley, salt and pepper; spoon into cooled pasta tubes. Spread thin layer of sauce on bottom of 13x9 inch baking dish; arrange filled pasta in single layer over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over pasta; cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly.

Servings: 6-8


Stacey said...

i read somewhere to stuff the shells with string cheese