Is it even possible to get a good picture of Manicotti? I've tried! I keep making this meal so I can take a picture of it and everytime it looks like a hot mess! So, I figured I'll just post this one and keep trying. It's such a simple approach to a potentially complicated meal, that I just want to share with everyone! You don't even have to cook the shells before you stuff! Makes these puppies SO easy to make!
1 container cottage cheese
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
salt and pepper, to taste
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 package of manicotti shells
Preheat oven to 400º
Combine cheeses, egg and parsley flakes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon about half of the spaghetti sauce onto the bottom of a 9x13 pan and stuff the uncooked shells. Lay the stuffed shells in the pan on top of the sauce. Mix about a 1/2 cup of water to the remaining sauce and pour the mixture over the top of the shells. Cover the pan tightly with foil.
Bake for 50-60 minutes.