Easy Manicotti Recipe

My friend Jackie shared this wonderful pasta formula with ME back after we were each new brides. She was reaching to Cosmetology college and conjointly worked at a grocery as a checker. 

A woman United Nations agency came through her line gave her this formula. it had been sort of a treasure to America Utah/Idaho ladies United Nations agency favored to cook and United Nations agency had little or no expertise with authentic Italian food.

Easy Recipe Manicotti
Easy Recipe Manicotti

The woman told Jackie that in spite of what she had to use vegetable oil within the formula and to ”not even create it if you weren’t reaching to use vegetable oil.” I don’t realize Jackie, however I had to travel out and purchase some, I had ne'er even owned  a bottle of vegetable oil before. My mother ne'er used it and that i had no plan the magic it offered the planet of food.

Looking back currently, it altogether cracks ME up to assume however foreign it felt to cook with vegetable oil. thus glad i used to be introduced to that, my life is most higher with vegetable oil in it.

Easy Recipe Manicotti

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 manicotti noodles cooked al dente according to package directions

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 large cloves garlic, finely minced or put through press
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 (15 ounce cans) diced tomatoes
  • 2 (8 ounce cans) tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 15 ounce container Ricotta Cheese
  • ¼ pound Mozzarella cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • More Parmesean Cheese for topping

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy pan and saute the onion, garlic and parsley until garlic is golden and onion in transparent. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes until sauce is nicely thickened.
  2. Make the cheese filling by combining the ricotta cheese, grated mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, dried parsley, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. When sauce is done simmering, pour half of the sauce in the bottom of the dish you plan to bake the manicotti in.
  4. Fill each al dente noodle with filling. I use a spoon to put some in each side of the noodle and do my best to get it evenly distributed in the noodle.
  5. Place each noodle in the baking dish on top of the sauce you poured in.
  6. When each noodle is placed pour the remaining sauce over the noodles.
  7. Cover pan with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
  8. Remove foil sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve an Enjoy!

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