Friday, December 6, 2013

Cheese Manicotti

This was in our freezer exchange this month and sounds a-mazing!

1 (8-ounce) package manicotti
1 1/2 cups Ricotta cheese
2 cups cottage cheese
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 TBSP dried parsley flakes
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 cups spaghetti sauce

Do not cook manicotti. Combine all ingredients except manicotti and spaghetti sauce. Mix well.  Cover bottom of a greased foil baking pan with spaghetti sauce. Place filling into a quart freezer bag. Zip closed. Snip off corner. Squeeze filling inot each uncooked manicotti. Arrange on spaghetti sauce in pan. Pour spaghetti sauce over all. Cover with extra heavy foil. Freeze.

To serve: Thaw. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 350. Uncover; top with more Mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.