Manicotti – Cheese

Manicotti – Cheese

Combine thoroughly:
2 eggs, beaten
2 lbs. low fat cottage cheese
½ lb. Mozzarella cheese, grated
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tb. dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Sauce:
4 Tb olive oil, cooked in large skillet until haze forms on top. Add and cook 1 cup chopped onion. Add and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally:
1 can (32 oz.) chopped tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
Dash of pepper

Spoon cheese mixture into 1 package manicotti noodles, cooked and cooled. Place filled manicotti in greased baking dish. Pour half of tomato sauce recipe over tops of stuffed manicotti. Bake in 350° oven for 25 to 30 minutes. To serve, top with remaining tomato sauce. This also works well with large shells instead of manicotti noodles. It is easier to fill the noodles if you put the filling in a plastic bag and then clip off one corner (making a disposable pastry bag).


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