Friday, May 16, 2008

Meat Filled Manicotti

If you're not a fan of ricotta cheese, this is a delicious alternative.
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. manicotti noodles, cooked and drained
2 TB olive oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 TB chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 jar pasta sauce
mozarella and parmesan cheese for garnish

Saute ground beef in olive oil until brown. Mix with egg, cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour half the sauce in a baking dish. Stuff cookeed Manicotti with filling, arrange in dish and top with remaining sauce. Top with mozarella and parmesan cheese if desired. Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.

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