- 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
- 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
- Cook manicotti according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in the egg, sour cream, salad dressing and zucchini.
- Carefully stuff manicotti with cheese filling. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
Reviews for Special Cheese Manicotti
"I made this for Easter this year. I only changed the recipe by putting it in jumbo pasta shells instead of the manicotti (easier to stuff). This earned so many compliments! Very good."
"Wonderful! easy to put together stuffed uncooked shells and placed in crock pot on high for 2 hrs!"
"No stars appeared to rate, but am giving a *5* up on this recipe. Is wonderful!!"
"This has the best zippy taste. It's one of my favorite recipes for company."
"My husband and I love this dish. It has become a favorite in our house!"
"This was a very tasty and easy meal and best of all even my picky kids liked it and looked for left-overs!"