This recipe calls for purchased marinarasauce, but you can use about 1 3/4 cups homemade marinara oreven leftover spaghetti sauce (should you conveniently happento have some on hand). Whatever sauce is used, this pasta dishis easy enough to prepare for a weeknight supper, yet impressiveenough to serve company…and oh so delicioso!
Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.
Recipe: Three Cheese Manicotti
1 (12-ounce) package manicotti pasta shells(or 14 manicotti shells)
2 (15-ounce) cartons ricotta cheese
4 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated – divided use
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
2 large eggs, lightly beaten2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leafparsley or 1 tablepoon dried parsley leaves
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce
Makes 14 manicotti.
*An easy way to divide the ricotta cheesemixture evenly is to form a “log” using plastic wrap,then divide the log into 14 sections.
Variation: 3 Cheese & Spinach Manicotti – For filling, combine 1 (15-ounce) carton, 2cups shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese,1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly groundblack pepper and and 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinachthat has been thawed and squeezed dry; proceed as instructedabove for filling manicotti; topping with the marinara sauce,then 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14of recipe): 362.3 calories; 39% calories from fat; 16.0g totalfat; 82.5mg cholesterol; 847.3mg sodium; 370.9mg potassium; 28.8gcarbohydrates; 0.8g fiber; 5.5g sugar; 28.0g net carbs; 25.0gprotein.
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