Thursday, April 3, 2014

No Boil 3 Cheese Manicotti

I love when people think of easier ways to make delicious meals! I love it even more when they share those ideas and I can take advantage of it! :) This manicotti was so easy to put together and I usually have a lot of troubles squeezing my filling into my manicotti, but it was so much easier when you didn't have to cook the manicotti first! Yay!! This was a super yummy meal and the whole family definitely enjoyed some tasty pasta! This is a great recipe to freeze and keep for later...

No Boil 3 Cheese Manicotti
(recipe found on pinterest via

24 ounces cottage cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, reserving 1/2 cup for top
1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepp
1 (8 ounces) package manicotti
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Jar or can of favorite marinara sauce

Combine filling ingredients (first 5) and gently knead until thoroughly mixed. Clip a small corner, about 1/2", of the bag and proceed to fill manicotti according to desired tray size. In a 9x13 pan spread about 1/2 cup sauce in pan. Pipe all cheese into both trays. Pour remaining sauce on top. Top with the remaining shredded cheese. Cover shells completely with sauce. If freezing label and spray with foil to prevent cheese from sticking. Cover completely. Baking Day: Thaw 24 hours. Bake covered at 375 for one hour until shells are tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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