Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No boil 3 cheese manicotti

Filling Ingredients (Place inside a gallon size freezer bag):
2 cups cottage cheese
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesean cheese
1 ½ teaspoons Italian Seasoning
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Combine filling ingredients and gently knead until thoroughly mixed.Clip a small corner, about 1/2"- just big enough to fit right inside the manacotti. The smaller the whole- the less the mess.

Remaining Ingredients:
1-8oz. package manicotti
½ cup mozzarella cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Sauce recipe:

1 pound ground beef - browned with onion
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon oregano
2 cups tomato sauce
½ teaspoon basil
1 small onion, finely chopped.
Heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Spread 1/4 cup sauce in each pan. Pipe cheese filling into manicotti. Top with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/8 Parmesan cheese. Cover shells completely with sauce.

Bake covered with tinfoil at 375 for 1 hour.

If freezing: Thaw 24 hours. Bake covered with tinfoil at 375 for one hour until shells are tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

adapted from momonamission.me

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