old world manicotti

old world manicotti

Photo by swalter62626

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  • 12

    large manicotti shells

  • 4

    cups shredded mozzarella, divided

  • 2

    cups ricotta cheese

  • 6

    tbsp chopped fresh basil

  • 1

    jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce, divided

  • ½

    cup grated parmesan or romano cheese


Preheat oven to 350. Spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain; rinse w/cool water; let dry on paper towels. For filling, in medium bowl, stir together 3 cups mozzarella with ricotta & basil. Using teaspoon, stuff pasta w/prepared cheese mixture. Sppon 2 cups spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish; arrange stuffed pasta over sauce; pour remaining spaghetti sauce over pasta; sprinkle w/remaining mozzarella. Bake for 15 minutes; sprinkle w/parmesan; bake for 10 minutes longer; serve immediately.


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