Thursday, March 22, 2012

No Boil Three Cheese Manicotti

Manicotti is a great filling meal that I have started to make more often... I like finding manicotti recipes that call for filling the noodles before you cook them - that makes it SO much easier to fill! Anything easier is better in my eyes! :) This was a quick and easy meal that our whole family enjoyed...

No Boil Three Cheese Manicotti
(recipe provided Nourishing Hearts!)

Filling Ingredients:
2 cups cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons pepper

Remaining Ingredients:
1 (8 ounces) package manicotti
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 jar marinara sauce

Combine filling ingredients and gently mix until thoroughly combined. Fill manicotti shells. In a 9x13 pan spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce. Place filled manicotti shells on top of sauce and cover with remaining sauce. Cover with mozzarella and parmesan.

To freeze: Spray top of foil to prevent cheese from sticking and cover completely.

To serve: thaw 24 hours. Bake covered at 375 for 1 hour until shells are tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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