Manicotti al Forno

 

 

Manicotti al Forno
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 uncooked manicotti pasta shells
  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with Italian-style herbs, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • Basil
Instructions
  1. Heat over to 350 degrees. Cook pasta shells as directed on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  2. Cook sausage, garlic, and oregano until sausage is browned and drain. Stir in pasta sauce and tomatoes. Spread 1 cup of the meat sauce in a 13x9-inch glass baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg. Stir in the ricotta cheese and 2 cups of the Italian cheese blend. Spoon cheese mixture into a food storage bag. Cut a hole in one bottom corner of the bag and squeeze the bag to pipt out about ¼ cup of the cheese mixture in each pasta shell. Arrange stuffed shells over the meat sauce in the dish. Pour the remaining meat sauce evenly over the shells.
  4. Cover the dish with foil. Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with remaining cup of Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 - 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle basil over the top before serving.

Lasagna Skillet

 

 

Lasagna Skillet
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb italian sausage
  • 1 jar (26 oz) pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 uncooked lasagna noodles broken into 2 inch pieces (you can always add more of these too)
  • 1 container cottage cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Brown the Italian sausage and ground beef and drain. Stir in pasta sauce, water, and uncooked noodles. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes until pasta is almost tender.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley, and the egg. Spread over the pasta mixture. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the cottage cheese mixture has set and the pasta is tender.

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 box (16 oz) lasagna noodles
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lbs ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar (48 oz) seasoned tomato sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook lasagna noodles as package directs; drain and rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, cook sausage and onion till brown. Drain fat. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil. Mix well.
  4. Spread a layer of tomato sauce in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish; top with a layer of noodles. Cover noodles with a layer of the cheese mixture; top with some sausage mixture. Cover with a layer of sauce. Repeat layering with noodles, cheese mixture, sausage mixture, and sauce. Top with final layer of noodles and sauce.
  5. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.