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Meat Filled Manicotti
May 27, 2009

This is a fantastic recipe! I made only a couple of changes...substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and mixed just a little bit of the spaghetti sauce in with the filling mixture. Don't worry if someone doesn't like ricotta or cottage cheese...blended in, it only adds flavor. My husband, that doesn't like ricotta or cottage cheese, didn't even notice that it was in there. I see that many reviewers are commenting on the difficulty of stuffing the manicotti. My grandmother always said that the best kitchen tool is your hands. I found this to be especially true with this recipe. Just hold the noodle in one hand and plug the end with your fingers and stuff it with the other - not rocket science! You can get them really full this way too. Make a full dish of this one - don't half the recipe because the leftovers are awesome!!!

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