Super Easy Working Mom's Manicotti
By Michelle Waco Mommydiva
A twist on the super easy recipe I use from the back of the AMERICAN BEAUTY PASTA (THE ONLY ONE THAT SHOWS A RECIPE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BOIL THE PASTA FIRST!! Sometimes I make it with sausage and mushrooms, sometimes veggie style-either way is great! Their make ahead tip is below as well! We have made this with a single can of sauce (large) but if you want it really saucy, you may want to adjust the recipe later to suit your tastes. I like to top the whole thing with a 4 cheese blend that has cheddar in it prior to baking. Up to you!! Serve with a quick salad and sliced baguette.
This dish was so simple to prepare... gotta love that! You could also easily prepare it in advance then pop it into the oven for the final cooking when you are ready to serve it. Michelle mentions that it freezes well too, which makes it even better. We didn't have a morsel leftover, so I'll have to take her word for it! Great idea for those unexpected visitors.
Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"
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About this Recipe
Christine Lam blacckie - Sep 14, 2010
when and where does the meat part go into this dish???
Stacie Stoll gypsymom06 - Sep 15, 2010
i agree with Janet. I would place the meat with the sauce. Hope it works for you!!
Chris Edwards cle1969 - Nov 16, 2010
I made this over last weekend. It was really good. I read the recipe wrong and added 2 lb sausage which left it kinda dry...but that was my error. The filling was really good and not too rich. This is a keeper in my household. Thanks so much for sharing.
Sandy Hamilton SandyHamilton18 - Mar 9, 2011
I may try this in a crock pot. I make lasagna with uncooked noodles, so this should work.
Michelle Waco Mommydiva - Mar 9, 2011
I've never tried that Sandy. Let me know how that works out? :)