Rating: 4 stars 3.8
79 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5

Here's a quick way to have the wonderful flavor of manicotti without all the work of stuffing the tubes. Use a smaller pasta, and cover it with sauce and cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over moderately high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is translucent. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

  • In a medium bowl, blend together ricotta, mozzarella, egg, black pepper, and nutmeg.

  • Cover the bottom of a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with about 1 cup of the tomato sauce. Layer with half of the ziti, half of the cheese mixture, 2 more cups of the tomato sauce, and remaining ziti. Top with remaining cheese mixture and sauce.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

644 calories; protein 39.7g; carbohydrates 75.4g; fat 22.5g; cholesterol 107.9mg; sodium 1315.6mg. Full Nutrition
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