Manicotti with Basil Cheese Filling and Puttanesca Sauce

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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Saute the garlic and onions until tender.
  • Add the tomato products and 1 c.
  • water.
  • Add the olives, wine, spices and 1/2 c.
  • of parmesan or romano cheese.
  • Stir and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
  • In a frying pan, heat 2 tbsp.
  • of oil, add hamburger and sausage and fry til cooked through.
  • Add to the sauce.
  • Simmer for at least 45 min or if you have longer up to 3 hours.
  • Cook the manicotti according to the package directions, drain, cool and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the ricotta cheese and egg until well blended.
  • Add the parmesan, mozzarella and basil, stir well.
  • Stuff the manicotti shells with the cheese mixture, you can use a pastry bag, plastic bag with a hole cut in the bottom or a spoon.
  • A pastry bag works the best.
  • Take a 13x9 inch pan, spread the sauce over the bottom till covered and its about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Lay the stuffed manicotti on top.
  • Spread sauce to cover shells on top.
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and parmesan.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for at least 1 hour.
  • When you take it out of the oven, it should be bubbling and hot throughout.
  • Let it sit for at least 10 min.
  • before serving.
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