Thursday, September 10, 2009


Tonight I made Manicotti for the first time! It turned out great, Frank loved it =] It was suppose to be spinach manicotti, but I forgot to defrost the spinach. It still turned out awesome... and a salad went superb with it!

9 Manicotti noodles
2 cups low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup minced onions [[NO!ha]]
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups tomato or spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Cook the manicotti noodles in a large pot of boiling water until flexible and cooked through but not soft. When ready, lift out of the boiling water and lay on a clean cloth kitchen towel. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have a 9x13-inch pan on hand, either nonstick or a coated with nonstick spray.
Combine the ricotta, onions, salt, pepper, and Parmesan.
Spoon the filling into the manicotti noodles. Place the manicotti in the baking pan in one layer, touching each other but not crowed together. Pour the tomato sauce over the noodles, then distribute the mozzarella on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubble.

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