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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using a cutting board, chop onion into fine pieces.
2
Chop and mince 1 clove of garlic.
3
In 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.
4
Stir 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.
5
In a medium sized bowl mix cheeses, egg, pepper, cloves and the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt.
6
Heat 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.
7
Bake 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