Manicotti With Vodka Sauce

Recipe by Maris77
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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • VODKA SAUCE.
  • Heat Olive oil and butter over Medium heat, add 1 T minced garlic and 3/4 c chopped onion *tiny lil bity pieces of onion*, 3-4 mins just before garlic turns dark brown. Reduce heat to Medium-low.
  • Add 1 T Basil, 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes, let pepper flakes get toasty for 4-5 mins before adding the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and sugar. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 c Vodka, bring to a boil for 2-3 mins stirring constantly, then back down to a simmer, after 10+ mins at a simmer slowly stir in 1/4 c Heavy Cream. Take off heat.
  • RICOTTA MIXTURE.
  • In a large bowl mix 30 oz ricotta cheese, 1/2 c parmesan, 1/2 c mozzarella cheese, 1 egg, 1 t. minced garlic 1 t. Basil 1 t. Parsley, 1 t. salt.
  • MANICOTTI TIME.
  • Boil Manicotti for 9 mins, and rinse with cool-ish water.
  • Fill Manicotti with ricotta mixture and place in oil coated pan, sprinkle remaining 1/2 c mozzarella cheese on top. Salt and pepper. And bake that puppy at 375 degrees 30-40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • *To make it easier to fill Manicotti I always split mine, fill and fold, like a lil baby taco*.
  • **Plate the Manicotti and spoon on the Vodka sauce!**.
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