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Manicotti Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dylan Sutton
Added: Friday, September 30, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. lean ground beef,
1-2 lbs. mozzarella cheese,
1 lb. ricotta cheese,
1 whole onion,
1 can of sliced mushrooms,
1 or 2 jars of Classico pasta sauce,
2 boxes of manicotti shells.

Directions:
Directions:
1. Since the water takes so long to boil, you should go ahead and start it...about 2-3 quarts for two boxes of shells.
2. Brown beef in a large nonstick skillet; drain. (Add diced onion and mushrooms about halfway through the browning process.)
3. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, and the meat and vegetable mixture. Mix thoroughly with your hands! (A mixer will ruin the cheese!)
4. With the pasta shells already boiled and cooled, CAREFULLY stuff them with the meat and cheese mixture. (They will be extremely delicate!)
5. Pour a layer of pasta sauce into the bottom of a large baking dish. (a thin, even layer will do)
6. As you stuff the shells, carefully lay them into the baking dish.
7. Once all the shells are stuffed, cover them with the remaining sauce.
8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle some cheese on the top for appearance.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
At least 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This isn't a traditional manicotti recipe. Most manicotti only has a cheese mixture. I added the beef and vegetables just for kicks and now its the only way I do it. This recipe makes a lot of food! You might want to lower the amount of cheese and sauce depending on your guests. I tend to feed fat folks, so we always over-eat! Adjust as necessary. Also, you don't have to use store-bought sauce. I have included a homemade marinara recipe that is much better, although the Classico is still good.

 

 

 

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