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Easy Manicotti

Easy Manicotti

1 28-ounce jar pasta sauce
1 8-ounce package Manicotti shells (14 shells)
1 egg
1 carton low-fat Ricotta or Cottage Cheese   
   (16 ounces) – I prefer to use half Ricotta
    and half cottage cheese
6 ounces shredded low-fat mozzarella     
   cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 
• Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
• While pasta is cooking, beat egg in medium bowl. Add remaining ingredientsand mix well.
• Pour a little of the jarred sauce in the bottom of the pan to prevent pasta from sticking.
• Stuff shells with filling, arrange stuffed shells in pan.
• Pour remaining sauce evenly over pasta.
• Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly throughout.
• Let rest 10 minutes out of oven before serving.

Tips:
Add Parmesan cheese to the filling mixture.
Add your favorite spices to sauce for additional flavor.


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