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Manicotti

 Manicotti
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
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 8 ounces manicotti (14 tubes) manicotti, cooked and drained
  • 4 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded process cheese (Velveeta)

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook ground beef, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper
  • until vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in parsley, mushrooms, egg,
  • milk and bread crumbs; mix well.
  • Stuff filling into manicotti shells. Pour two cups of spaghetti sauce
  • into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place shells on sauce;
  • top with remaining sauce.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle
  • with cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.

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Manicotti (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 365 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 1,170 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.