Super Easy and Everyone Loved It!!! I scaled the recipe to 3 servings (in half). I used 8 shells and 1 jar of Classico Traditional Basil sauce with 1/2 c of water. I totally spaced the egg so I did not use the egg and it was fine... The filling stayed inside and the cheese melted perfectly. I added the sausage/mushroom mixture to the spaghetti sauce, hope that was right. Thanks Mommy Diva!
Thank you for such an easy recipe to throw together and it tasted wonderful! I used small curd cottage cheese instead of ricotta-more economical. I filled a ziplock baggie with room temperature cheese mixture, snipped a corner off and piped in the cheese. I added a bit more water than required because my sauce was really thick. I served this with three cheese garlic bread and a ceasar salad. When I told my mom about this recipe, she had never heard of making it without boiling the manicotti first and asked me for the recipe because she loves manicotti but hates the labor intensiveness about it...no more thanks to this recipe! This recipe is a keeper and I'll never be intimidated by manicotti again! Thank you!
This gets out automatic 5 Star rating. DD ate this up and gave me a thumbs up for it. She's 3 so this is a BIG deal. DH and I loved it also. I made just as stated, except that I so called scaled it to 4 servings. I used about 8 shells and 1 jar of sauce with about 1/2 c of water. Worked out perfect.
Very easy!! I subbed lean beef for the sausage and left out the egg, but everything else stayed the same. My 15 yr old son said that I had another winner with this one!!
This came out so great! My husband loved it. I cooked the manicotti first on accident, but it turned out ok. Also, I added some allspice to the cheese mix. Believe it or not it added that special flavor. Instead of spooning the mixture in the pasta, I spooned it into a plastic storage bag, snipped a corner, and made a "pastry bag". Works great for messy chefs like me! Thanks for the recipe. I'll be making it again.
Fantastic! Magnificent! Out of this world! I wouldn't change a thing!
Very good and easy manicotti recipe. I used hot Italian sausage because that was what I had on hand. It gave the manicotti a little zip that I really loved. Next time (and there will be a next time) I think I am going to use a half and half mixture of ricotta and cottage cheese to give it a little creamier texture. I am also going to add a little more spaghetti sauce because the pasta really soaks it up. Great recipe with a great taste. Thanks for sharing, Mommy Diva.
Well with a recipe like this there's no excuse to go out to dinner! This was so easy to put together, The name fits....Easy Manicotti. I will be making this again. Another favorite, Thanks for Sharing. It was so delicious, served with a salad and rolls. ~V
Yummy and so easy even I can do it!