Spooning a cheesy filling into manicotti shells can be time-consuming and messy. To avoid the trouble, I put the filling into a cake decorating bag and easily pipe it into the pasta tubes. —Gayla Almendarez, Pryor, Oklahoma
Here's a fun an different use for ham. It's unexpected combined with the manicotti, yet delicious. The creamy cheese sauce makes this casserole perfect for chilly days. I'm always asked for the recipe whenever I serve it.
—Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
A friend served this for supper when I visited, and she placed individual servings on a bed of lettuce, then sprinkled them with cheese...it was both pretty and delicious.—Judy Wulf, Hancock, Minnesota