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Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti Recipe

Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti Recipe

Our family adores autumn and anything to do with pumpkins! We all love this recipe because it is warm and comforting. It's so easy to put together on a cool fall evening after a day of work or raking leaves. —Mandy Howison, Renfrew Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) garlic spaghetti sauce, divided

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions for al dente. Drain.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, pumpkin, Parmesan cheese, egg yolks and nutmeg. Spoon into manicotti.
  • 3. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, covered, 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 7 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.