INSIDE-OUT MANICOTTI

11
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

How to Make INSIDE-OUT MANICOTTI

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.

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About INSIDE-OUT MANICOTTI

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



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