Wednesday, April 23, 2008


This is one of my hubbies all time favorites! It's super yummy and super easy!
1 small container Ricotta cheese
6-8 Manicotti noodles
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1/4 c. chopped mushrooms
1/4 c. chopped zucchini
1/2 c. mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 sandwich baggie
1 jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
Boil Manicotti noodles till al dente. If you over cook, they'll split open. Usually about 9 minutes. Check the box for cooking instructions. In a sauce pan, saute zucchini and mushrooms in 1 Tbs. butter. About 3 minutes. Set aside. Mix together ricotta cheese, parsley, half the mozzarella and parmesan cheese. You'll need the rest to sprinkle on top. Stir in the vegetables. Spoon the mixture into the sandwich bag. Snip the corner. Pour about 1/2 c. sauce into the bottom of a greased 9x9 pan. Squeeze the mixture into the Manicotti noodle. Squeeze into both sides so it's evenly filled. Place the noodle on top of the sauce. When done, spread enough sauce on the noodle to cover then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve with steamed carrots or a green salad.

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