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These were sooo good! I had exactly enough filling for one whole box of manicotti shells. I really liked the flavor that the cream cheese brought to the filling -- sometimes I find that pasta filled with pure ricotta cheese is just too, well, ricotta-y, but the cream cheese made this perfect. I didn't have any Paul Newman sauce, so I subbed in one jar of Barilla Traditional sauce and one big jar of Victoria marinara sauce. I think I ended up using more sauce than was required because the Victoria sauce was a Costco-sized jar, but it thickened up quite a bit in the oven, and we like pasta heavy on the sauce anyhow. I was initially worried that the pasta wouldn't soften enough if it wasn't pre-cooked, but it was just right after it's time in the oven (soft but not soggy). I could fit all but 4 of the manicotti in one big pan, so I put the last of the manicotti in a small (1.5 quart) Corningware dish. I was hoping to keep the smaller dish for photo purposes and leave the large casserole pan for DH to take his dinner from, but when I got home from work, I realized that DH had used the smaller dish as his dinner plate, lol. I think he liked them! Definitely a keeper, thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2014

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