Easy Three Cheese Manicotti recipe.
package Manicotti noodles, 8 ounces
container Ricotta Cheese, 15 ounces
pound freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese, 4 cups
ounces finely, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, about ¾ cup
tablespoon dried parsley
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Recipe Marinara Sauce
cup extra virgin olive oil
cloves garlic, minced
cans crushed Roma tomatos, 28 oounces
tablespoon dried basil
teaspoon dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to directions listed on package and drain. In the meantime prepare Manicotti filling, in a large mixing bowl, using a fork blend together Ricotta cheese, eggs, parsley and pepper. Stir in grated Mozzerella and Parmesan cheese and mix until well blended. Divide cheese mixture evenly among the 14 manicotti noodles stuffing each one full (hold one hand over the bottom opening of the manicotti noodle, then press cheese mixture into the noodle and slightly pack it in until the cheese mixture fills to opposite end). Align noodles in a single layer in a 13x9 baking dish. Pour marinara sauce evenly over filled manicotti noodles. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm. *Marinara Sauce* Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, simmer 20 minutes (do this while preparing the manicotti filling and pasta).