I've tried to make Manicotti, once before when I was a beginner cook. The recipe I used was from the internet and it was bland. It's been years since I made that dish. I always thought that the timing on the pastas was going to be difficult. But now I didn't think it was hard at all. This dish was actually quite simple and delicious. You can actually stuff the Manicotti with whatever you wish. You can do a lasagna twist, traditional ricotta cheese, chicken.
2 packages of Manicotti *dry pasta*
1 container of Ricotta Cheese (part skim)
2 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 can of spaghetti sauce traditional or make your own.
mine had 1b. of ground beef in it
Italian Seasoning Spice
Salt and Pepper
Garlic Powder or Fresh minced garlic
1. In a bowl, you can make filling, pour Ricotta cheese, spices, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
2. Boil Manicotti for 8-10 mins. Take out excess water and stuff with filling.
3. I used my own sauce I made this week, so I pour that on my bottom of the pan (1/3 cup)
then set up Manicotti, pour rest of the sauce and top with cheese.
4. Bake uncovered or covered for 5-8 mins, until cheese melts or broil for 1-2 mins.