Saturday, September 19, 2009


I love this dish! I make it the night before so when I come home from school I can just put it in the oven. I usually have a salad and garlic bread on the sid
e. Hope you enjoy it!
1/2 (8oz) pkg manicotti pasta (7 tubes)
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp parsely flakes
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cups tomato sacue
Additional 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook manicotti pasta according to pkg directions. Drain. Place on foil or wax paper to cool.
In large bowl, stir together cheeses, parsely and pepper. For easier handling, refregerate at leaste 15 min.) Fill cooled pasta tubes with mixture using a small spoon or use large decorator cylinder or disposable pastry bag without a tip to fill the tubes.
Spread 1/2 cup tomato sacue in 7"x11" oblong baking dish. Arrange filled pasta in a single layer over sauce. Pour 1 cup tomato sauce over pasta and cover with foil. Bake 30 min.
Remove foil. Top with grated Mozzarella cheese. Bake additional 10 min or until cheese is melted.
Serves 4

Make ahead directions:
After assembling manicoti, do not bake.
Cover dish tightly with foil, then plastic wrap. Freeze up to two months.
Remove plastic wrap; leave tightly covered foil. Bake 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove foil. Add mozzarella cheese. Bake additional 10 min or until cheese is melted.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

That sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it. :)