INSIDE-OUT MANICOTTI

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This recipe is probably 40 years old. I can tell because it was typed on a very old recipe card. This is much easier than making regular manicotti or lasagne and just as flavorful. We love it!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/3 c
chopped onion
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1 can(s)
(28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 can(s)
(6 oz.) tomato paste
1 tsp
basil
1 tsp
salt
15 oz
cottage cheese
8 oz
grated mozzarella cheese
1 large
egg
1/8 tsp
pepper
1/8 tsp
ground cloves or nutmeg
8 oz
cooked mostaccioli or ziti

Step-By-Step

1Using a cutting board, chop onion into fine pieces.
2Chop and mince 1 clove of garlic.
3In a large saucepan heat oil over moderately high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is translucent.
4Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and 1/2 tsp. of the salt. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat to moderately low, cover pan and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5In a medium sized bowl mix cheeses, egg, pepper, cloves and the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt.
6Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cover the bottom of a 2 1/2 qt. oblong baking dish with about 1 cup of the tomato sauce; sprinkle with half the mostaccioli. Cover with half the cheese mixture, 2 more cups tomato sauce and remaining mostaccioli. Top with remaining cheese and sauce.
7Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #cheesy, #spicy