Thursday, April 22, 2010



1 box of manicotti
1 recipe of Marinara sauce
1 (32 oz.) oz container Ricotta cheese
½ C. Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp Parsley
pepper to taste
1 lb. Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Nonstick cooking spray

Cook shells according to package directions. Mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and pepper. Stuff manicotti with cheese mixture and place in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish coated with non stick cooking spray. Pour marinara sauce over each shells and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Marinara Sauce
1 (25 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (14oz) can stewed tomatoes
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 onion, diced fine
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil

Combine all ingredients and simmer in a slow cooker for 4-5 hours on low or until done.

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