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Pizza-Style Manicotti

 Pizza-Style Manicotti
Ham, pepperoni, string cheese and manicotti shells make a tasty hands-on recipe that even small children can help prepare. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 8 slices deli ham (about 6 ounces)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 8 pieces string cheese
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Pour 1 cup sauce into a 13x9-in. baking dish. On a short side of each
  • ham slice, layer one basil leaf, one piece string cheese and three
  • slices pepperoni; roll up. Insert in manicotti shells; arrange in a
  • single layer in baking dish.
  • Pour remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with olives and Parmesan
  • cheese. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 stuffed manicotti equals 618 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 2,427 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 40 g protein.

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Pizza-Style Manicotti (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.