What's cooking tonight

I just got done enjoying our dinner tonight and thought I'd post this recipe. It is really easy and simple, and one of my very favorite meals to make/eat/enjoy.

Cheese Manicotti Shells

1 pkg. manicotti shells
1 15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesean cheese
1 egg
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 cups spaghetti sauce

Prepare pasta as directed; drain. Rinse with cold water, drain and arrange in single layer to fill. Meanwhile, mix ricotta cheese, 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesean cheese, the egg, parsley, salt and pepper and nutmeg. Spoon mixture into manicotti shells using at least 1/3 cup per shell. Place filled manicotti shells in a single layer in a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Pour spaghetti sauce over manicotti shells. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2-1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesean.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Serves 4-6

P.S. Variation: I used to have a boyfriend from high school who made these filled with chicken tenders. Those are also good.


1 comment:

Krista Payne said...

That sounds so good!