Day 2 Week 1 of BM #55 -
I saw these long pasta tubes in the super market aisle called Manicotti and then the numerous options of stuffing them flashed in my mind and here is the best of them!!
Water 6-7 cups
Salt 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Manicotti 10 tubes
Pasta Sauce 1 1/2 cups
Mashed Potatoes 2 cups
Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 cup + more topping
Onions, finely chopped and sauteed 1/4 cup
Garlic Powder and Onion Powder as needed
Red pepper flakes as needed (Optional)
Spring Onion, finely chopped for topping as needed
Method Of Preparation -
Boil about 6-7 cups of water in a stock pot adding a teaspoon of Oil and a teaspoon of salt.
Gently add in the Manicotti into the boiling water and cook them al dente for about 9-10 minutes.
Drain and set aside.
For the Stuffing -
Mix the mashed potatoes, sauteed onions, onion powder, garlic powder and shredded cheese. The filling is ready.
Putting together the pasta -
I felt the pasta tubes were very long, so I divided each tube into two equal pieces.
Gently fill each of the tubes with the mashed potato stuffing.
Prepare a baking pan by greasing it and adding a thin layer of pasta sauce.
Place each of the stuffed pasta tube in the pan and fill the pan with the rest of the filled manicotti. Top with some more shredded cheese, pasta sauce and spring onion.
Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
Bake them covered for 10 minutes and then uncovered for another 25 minutes or until the cheese on top browns.
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Preparation Time 45 min
Makes 20 pieces