Saturday, 12 January 2008

Manicotti Shelley

1 pound hamburger
basil, Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, salt to taste
1 small bag of chopped spinach
1 small ricotta cheese
entire package manicotti (or similar) noodles
1 large, 1 small can of spaghetti sauce (we use Hunt's Original)
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fry hamburger with spices. When done, turn out into large bowl.
  • Cook noodles as per package instructions. Fork out on counter and let cool.
  • Cook chopped spinach in same water until soft. Drain spinach and turn out into same large bowl. Let cool.
  • Put 1/4 of mozzarella cheese in bowl.
  • When cool place ricotta cheese in bowl and mix spinach, hamburger and 2 cheeses together.
  • Cover bottom of 11 x 7 pan with sauce.
  • Stuff noodles and place in pan.
  • Cover noodles with remainder of sauce and remainder of mozzarella cheese.
  • Place unused mixture or leaves around pan.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly at 350 F oven.