Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is one of those recipes I threw together on a whim. My family loved it. I hope you do too.
- 3 cups spaghetti sauce (I use homemade)
- 1 (16 ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese (grated)
- 16 manicotti
- 1⁄2 cup pesto sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 1⁄2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta as per directions on package.
- Combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella, pesto, garlic, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. Set aside.
- Pour 2 cups of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a glass 9x13-inch pan.
- Stuff pasta's with cheese mixture and place in glass pan.
- Top with remaining sauce and parmesan cheese.
- Bake 350° for approximately 40 minutes.
- Serve with a nice salad, garlic bread and of course a fine red wine.
This was tasty. I had to use no-bake flat sheet lasagna noodles (the store didn't have manicotti shells). I used a couple of spoonfulls of pesto like the comment below and baked for 30 minutes. Of course I had to boil the noodles a little bit for them to soften up enough to roll. It is VERY garlicy, and I like garlic but I would cut it by half if I make it again.
These were very easy to make. We did feel like there was too much pesto sauce in the mix & I only used about 1/4 cup to begin with. Next time I make it I will only use a couple of spoonfuls.
This was very very good! I loved the flavor of the pesto in the cheese which set this recipe apart from other manicotti recipes. Thanks for sharing. ~Sue