Easy Manicotti Recipe

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Easy Manicotti

Lisa Bond

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@librarylisa

My children always asked for these as a special dinner item on birthday. Now they think that if I have fixed it, someone special is coming over and want to know why they were not invited!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

2 box
manicotti shells (sometimes i substitute large shells
1 Tbsp
olive oil, light
12-16 oz
cottage cheese, small curd
6 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c
parmesean cheese, fresh
1 lb
extra lean ground beef
1 pinch
salt and pepper
1 can(s)
spaghetti sauce, meatless
1
egg, slightly beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. pour 1/3 - 1/2 can sauce in bottom of 11x13 cake pan.
2
Put oil in pot of boiling water. Add shells. Cook as directed.
3
While shells are cooking, mix all ingredients except meat and sauce in large bowl with a large spoon or fork.
4
Gradually add meat and mix together by hand.
5
Drain shells and allow to cool 5 min. Gently stuff shells with meat mixture and place in pan. Pour remaining sauce over top and sprinkle fresh parmesean on top. put in oven and bake.
6
Remove from oven and allow to sit 5-10 minutes. Can be served straight from pan.