Monday, February 11, 2008


On Friday, I got a huge craving for manicotti. So, I discussed it with the husband, and decided Sunday was the day. I've made it several times before, and each time I make it, I think I like it better. There's a bit of prep work, but the results are worth it.

Excuse the poor quality - my digital camera is out of batteries
so I had to use my camera phone

Recipe from my mother-in-law
*Serves about 10-12*

1 box manicotti shells
2 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend (I use the 5-cheese blend)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup Ricotta cheese (whole milk variety)
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup shredded Paresan cheese
Marinara sauce (no set amount, but a lot. You can use jarred, but I recommend this recipe.

Par cook noodles (about 5 min). Drain, but do not rinse.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all cheeses and egg in a bowl. Stuff noodles and place in a 9x13 pan.

Cover with sauce and bake for 1 hour (45 min covered and 15 min covered).


Ms. LMF said...

Mmmmm. This sounds so good! Okay, I'm craving manicotti now...

annie said...

This looks totally amazing. I think I'll have to try it!