Recipe: Three-Cheese Manicotti

Manicotti

Even before Ashley became a vegetarian, every year on Christmas Eve growing up, she and her family would make and enjoy manicotti together. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as she has.

Ingredients:

1 box of manicotti noodles

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce, divided

1 container of ricotta cheese (15 ounces)

2 cups (8 ounces) of shredded mozzarella cheese

½ cup of chopped parsley

1 teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of ground black pepper

2 tablespoons of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Garlic to taste

 

Instructions:

  • Boil manicotti noodles for 5 minutes
  • Drain, rinse under cold water, and set aside covered
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl
  • Pour one cup of sauce into a 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Fill manicotti noodles with cheese filling and place in baking dish
  • Pour remaining sauce over noodles and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until thoroughly heated

 

Note: you can also sauté some fresh spinach in a pan with oil and 2 cloves of garlic and add it to the cheese mixture for a spinach manicotti