Monday, August 13, 2012

Stuffed Manicotti Freezer Meal Recipe

Stuffed Manicotti Freezer Meal Recipe

Meat Sauce
3 cups cooked ground beef (about 1 lb raw)
1 1/2 cups water (can instead be added at time of baking, see 'Bag Label' below)
4 tsp. dried basil (triple if using fresh)
12 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. dried parsley

Cheese Stuffing
12 oz. low-fat ricotta cheese
12 oz. low-fat cottage cheese
1 egg
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. salt

14-16 dry manicotti shells
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (to be added at time of baking)

Combine ingredients for cheese stuffing and fill dry shells. Put into freezer bag. Then combine ingredients for meat sauce and pour over shells in bag. When thawed, bake at 400 degrees 45 minutes covered, add 2 cups grated cheddar cheese and bake additional 15 minutes uncovered.

Bag Label:
Stuffed Manicotti    Date:___________
Thaw. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bake at 400° for
45 min covered. Add 2 cups cheddar cheese
& bake an additional 15 min uncovered.

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