Easy Baked Manicotti
recipe from www.dinnersonme.blogspot.com
(6 servings, 2 manicotti each)
2 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce, divided
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups Ricotta Cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pesto
12 manicotti shells, cooked, rinsed in cold water**
Preheat oven to 350. Spread 3/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce on bottom of 9x13 dish. Mix egg, cheeses and pesto until well blended. Spoon cheese mixture into large ziploc bag. Snip off a small bit of one of the bottom corners of the bag.
Fill manicotti shells, one at a time, squeezing cheese mixture into both sides of each shell. Place manicotti over sauce in baking dish. Pour remaining 1 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce over manicotti. Sprinkle with a bit more mozzarella, if desired. Cover with foil. Refrigerate for later OR Bake 40 minutes, or until heated through.
**You can also use this filling to make lasagna roll-ups, or to stuff pasta shells. Add cooked, diced chicken if desired.