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Ham Manicotti With Cheese Sauce

Ingredients
  Egg 1
  Small curd cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground cooked ham 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Green onions 2 , finely chopped (Including Tops)
  Worcestershire 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rubbed sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Marjoram 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Liquid hot pepper seasoning 3 Drop
  Cheese sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Ground red cayenne pepper 1 Dash
  Ground nutmeg 1 Dash
  Shredded swiss cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Manicotti 8 , unfilled
  Boiling salted water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Or As Needed)
  Shredded swiss cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

To make filling, beat egg into cottage cheese.
Stir in ham, onion, Worcestershire, sage, marjoram, garlic salt, and hot pepper seasoning; mix well.
To make sauce, melt butter in a 1-quart pan over medium heat.
Add flour and stir until bubbly.
Remove pan from heat and stir in milk and chicken broth.
Return to heat and cook, stirring, until sauce is smooth and thickened.
Stir in tomato paste, nutmeg, red pepper, Swiss cheese, and Parmesan.
Cook until cheese melts.
Following package directions, cook manicotti in a large kettle of boiling salted water until al dente.
Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
Stuff with ham filling.
Spread one-fourth of sauce in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.
Arrange filled manicotti, side by side, in sauce.
Spoon on remaining sauce and sprinkle with the 1/2 cup Swiss cheese.
If made ahead, cover and refrigerate until next day.
Bake, covered, in a 350° oven until hot and bubbly (about 30 minutes).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ham
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes

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