Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tasty Thursday: Manicotti

I thought that it would be fun to have Tasty Thursday in addition to my Scrapbook Thursday. I am not an awesome cook, I really don't enjoy it. But like most things I do, I like to keep it simple and easy. Most of all with food, it has to be good. My recipes are mostly a quick dinner recipes because we all can use a new recipe for dinner! Most of my dinners take 20 to 30 minutes to make (unless you have to bake it, then a little longer).

Here is one of our favorites:
Manicotti

I usually double the recipe and freeze 2 or 3 batches of it!

This is what you need:
1 box of jumbo shells
1 large container of cottage cheese (or ricotta cheese, when I double it, I use both)
2 cups of mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 tbs parsley
1/2 tbs oregano
1/2 tbs basil
1/2 tbs Italian seasoning
1/4 tbs salt
dash of pepper
1 cup of mozzarella cheese for topping
Your favorite spaghetti sauce

1)Boil shells according to directions on the box
2) Mix all the ingredients (not sauce) in a large bowl
3)Pour some sauce onto the bottom of a 9x13 dish, just enough to cover the bottom
4) Fill shells with mixture and place face down into dish
5) Cover the shells with sauce and cheese
6) Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees


I love having this in the freezer just in case of a crazy day or if I need to take a dinner to someone in need.



2 comments:

Danielle said...

Looks really good! I'm excited for tasty Thursdays! I need more quick, easy, simple family meal ideas :) Thanks :)

notyet100 said...

this looks so good
wish ya happy new yr 2011