Tuesday, September 30, 2008

MMM... Manicotti

I know I've blogged about manicotti before, but I finally got a good picture, and I've decided to submit the recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is started and organized by Ruth at Once Upon a Feast, so I've decided to do it again. This week's round-up is hosted by Ulrike at Kuchenlatien. This recipe makes a lot, and I like to make a full batch and freeze half. Thanks for hosting, Ulrike. Enjoy, everyone!

Recipe from my mother-in-law
*Serves about 8*

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
8 oz Ricotta cheese (whole milk variety)
12 oz cottage cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Marinara sauce (no set amount, but a lot)

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).
Let sit about 5 minutes before serving.


Ms. Foodie said...

I need to make manicotti someday. Looks great.

ostwestwind said...

In Europe the manicotti are known as canneloni. Thanks for sharing the recipe for PPN with us.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Ruth Daniels said...

It really does look lovely. thanks for sharingwith Presto Pasta Nights.

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Mmm.. with lots of cheeses, this recipe sounds delicious! Can you tell we love cheese? :) I have not heard of stuffing manicotti, but I'd love to try it. Is it hard to do?

Elizabeth said...

No, stuffing it is very easy, as long as you don't over-boil the noodles. They need to keep their shape.

Skeeter said...

Hi! This looks like such a good recipe. I've got to try it.

Best wishes,