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Three Cheese Manicotti Recipe

Family and friends love the rich cheese filling inside tender pasta shells.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) ricotta cheese
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 jars (26 ounces each) spaghetti sauce

Directions

  • 1. Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 3 cups mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs and seasonings. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce each in two ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Stuff manicotti shells with cheese mixture; arrange over sauce. Top with remaining sauce.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and manicotti is heated through. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 574 calories, 30 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 1,365 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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