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Cheese Stuffed Manicotti Shells

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Ingredients
  Tomato sauce 28 Ounce
  Diced tomatoes 14 Ounce
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded
  Parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), shredded
  Romano cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ricotta cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Manicotti shells 12
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, dice
  Parsley flakes 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Basil 1 Teaspoon
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
2. In a pot, add the water, olive oil and manicotti shells and place on the stove and bring to a boil. Cook for 12 minutes on medium heat.
3. In a big bowl, add the 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of parmesan,1/2 cup of romano, ricotta cheese, 1 tsp of parsley flakes, black pepper and eggs. Mix well using a spoon.
4. In another bowl, add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, dice garlic, garlic powder, basil, italian seasoning, 1 tsp olive oil and mix well together using a spoon.
5. Place the tomato sauce mix on the stove on a low simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Once done, cover the bottom of a pan with the tomato sauce.
7. Stuff each manicotti shell with the cheese mix and arrange on the tomato sauce lined pan.
8. Add more of the tomato sauce over the shells to cover them completely.
9. Top with 1/4 cup of parmesan, 1/4 cup of romano and 1/2 cup of mozzerella cheese and a touch of parsley flakes.
10. Cover the pan with aluminium foil and bake for 20 minutes with the foil on. after 20 minutes, remove foil and cook for additional 10 minutes.

SERVING
11. Plate and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Kids
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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