Thursday, January 8, 2009

Stuffed Manicotti for "Football Game Night"

Oh yeah, the Sooners play the Florida Gators tonight! Since I don't want to spend my evening in the kitchen, we're having stuffed manicotti for supper. I can make it ahead and the guys love it. Put it with a salad and French bread and you've got a winner.Here's my game, recipe! Go Sooners!

Manicotti with Cheese

1 pkg. Manicotti pasta
1 3/4 C (15 oz. container) part-skim ricotta cheese
2 C (8 oz.) mozzarella cheese
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 C (28 oz. jar) Ragu Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce

Cook pasta according to package directions. Lay flat on a piece of foil to cool. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl, stir together cheeses, parsley, salt and pepper; spoon into cooled pasta tubes. Spread thin layer of sauce on bottom of 13x9x2" baking dish; arrange filled pasta in single layer over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over pasta; cover with foil. Bake 40 min. Remove foil; bake 15 min. longer or until hot and bubbly. Note: at our house, the guys like for me to add browned ground beef to the sauce.

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