Thursday, October 18, 2007

Authentic Cannelloni

This recipe is from Little Women Treasures It's on our menu for tomorrow night. Enjoy!

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep: 45 minutes

16-ounce package manicotti shells

16 ounces cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 large eggs
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
14-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
16-ounce jar Alfredo sauce
1/4 cups finely chopped fresh parsley, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 13x9-inch baking dish. Cook pasta shells using package directions; drain. Combine cottage cheese, 1 cup Parmesan, chicken, eggs, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Fill pasta shells with the cottage cheese mixture.
Arrange pasta shells in a single layer in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half the remaining Parmesan. Pour Alfredo sauce crosswise over half of each pasta shell. Pour spaghetti sauce over the remaining half. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley if desired.

How Kids Can Help:
Kids can help mix together ingredients, and help measure & dump spices.


MommyK said...

I've made a similar recipe without precooking the manicotti shells. Stuff them uncooked, then add 1/2 cup water per 8 shells to the pasta sauce and make sure the sauce completely covers the shells. It's a huge time saver.

Jen said...

We had this tonight and I felt like I died and went to pasta heaven! It is SO good.

Cindy said...

I'm glad you liked this recipe as much as we do. Sorry I didn't take a better picture :)

Martie said...


My 16-year-old daughter about passed out when she saw this, so I'll be making it for her this week. Thank you for the great idea! It look fabulous!


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