Old World Manicotti

Submitted by Trish
Serves 6


12 large manicotti shells 4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 c. ricotta cheese 6 tbsp chopped fresh basil or
1 (26 oz.) jar prepared spaghetti sauce, divided 2 tbsp dried basil
½ c. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese


  1. Manicotti Before Cooking by I Believe I Can Fry on FlickrPreheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13″ x 9″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cool water. Let pasta dry on paper towels.
  3. For filling, in medium bowl, stir together 3 c. mozzarella with the ricotta & fresh basil. Using a teaspoon, carefully stuff pasta shells with prepared cheese mixture.
  4. Spoon 2 c. spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta over sauce. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over top of pasta. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
  5. Bake manicotti for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the Parmesan; bake for 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

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