Monday, March 28, 2011

Easy Cheesy Manicotti!

I don't have any pictures to go with this recipe, but this is SUPER easy and freezable! I couldn't resist sharing with you all!

I got this recipe offline, but altered it quite a bit to make it my own. The best part is that most of the ingredients are things we keep in our house most of the time anyway (with the exception of the ricotta and manicotti shells). Hope you love it!

1 oz box of manicotti shells 

At least 4 cups of mozzarella cheese (if you are like us and like lots of cheese you may want more)
15oz ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese (half for inside the manicotti, the rest for the top of the dish)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (Or 2 garlic gloves that have been pressed, whichever!)
1 egg
2 tablespoons dried basil
Spaghetti Sauce (your choice on brand and type, we just use Jason's family recipe)
1 cup of water
You can also add 1 pound of hamburger, drained if you prefer to have meat in your meals.

Preheat to 350.

Line bottom of your dish with a thin layer of spaghetti sauce.

Combine 3 cups of mozzarella, the ricotta, half cup of Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, egg, and basil.  If you are using the hamburger, throw it in this mixture as well.

Stuff mixture into UNCOOKED manicotti shells. Place on top of thin layer of spaghetti sauce.

Combine the rest of your spaghetti sauce with 1 cup of water and pour over top of the noodles.  Make sure they are covered completely.

Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.  Remove foil, top with the rest of the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese and bake for additional 10 minutes.

1 comment:

Jax said...

Mmmmmmm!! And I love that you said it is freezable! I'm learning to freeze things.. My coworkers taught me.. haha! I never knew you even COULD freeze things.. I know.. I know.. But I LOVE's definitely saving my budget for sure!