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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sam's Delicious Manicotti Recipe

My husband Sam is Italian so he loves Italian Food and one of his favorites is this Manicotti so I baked it yesterday and he couldn't even wait for me to take a photo before he dug in! We had guests for dinner yesterday and the Manicotti was completely gone before everyone left! We got this recipe years ago from my hubby's Italian grandmother.

Delicious Homemade Manicotti Recipe

12 large manicotti shells
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 cups ricotta cheese
6 tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 2 tbsp. dried basil
1 (26 ounce) jar prepared spaghetti sauce, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cool water. Let pasta drain in strainer. For filling: in a medium bowl stir together 3 cups of mozzarella with the ricottta and fresh basil. Using a teaspoon, carefully stuff pasta shells with prepared cheese mixture.

Spoon 2 cups of spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta over sauce. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over top of pasta. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.

Bake manicotti for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the Parmesan; bake for 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately.


Tammy said...

Ohh...Shelly, that recipe looks delicious! I love anything italian really. :)

I'll have to print this one out and try it sometime.

circe said...

Wow, great blog Shelly! I look forward to browsing through your archives.

Sophia M said...

Yummo! This one looks drooling good!