Granny’s Manicotti

Posted On September 23, 2008

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This recipe came from my sister-in-law. She was raised in Kentucky and received it from her Granny when she got married. I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as we have.


12 large manicotti shells
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 cups ricotta cheese
6 Tbs chopped fresh basil or 2 Tbs dried basil
1   26 ounce jar prepared spaghetti sauce, divided
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, or line pan with aluminum foil.

2. Cook pasta according  to package directions. Drain; Rinse in cool water, Let dry on paper towels
3. For filling, in medium bowl stir together 3 cups mozzarella with ricotta, and fresh or dried basil. Using a tsp, carefully stuff pasta shells with prepared cheese mixture.
4. Spoon 2 cups spaghetti sauce into baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top of pasta. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
5. Bake manicotti for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and bake another 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately. Enjoy !

Makes 6 to 8 servings


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