This Manicotti is filled with meat, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese and then topped with a simple jar of spaghetti sauce. It’s one our all time favorite meals in the history of ever.
Let me introduce you to one of our all-time favorite meals . . .manicotti. Simple, delicious and even better the second day.
I had never even had manicotti until I started dating my husband. My Mom is a great cook, but that was one thing she just never made. After finally tasting it, I was feeling like maybe I had a deprived childhood (I still love ya Mom).
This manicotti is one of my favorite recipes my mother-in-law has given me. I’ve taken it to friends when they had babies and I was always asked for the recipe. My boys beg me to make it and then they put “dibs” on the leftovers. I just have to tell you that the pictures don’t really do it justice. I think that’s why I’ve never posted this recipe before because it’s so hard (at least for me) to get decent pictures of it.
Years ago, I think even before we had kids, my husband decided to surprise me and made this manicotti for dinner one night. He was so pretty dang proud of himself and then we took a bite . . . .yikes it was salty, and I mean really salty. Apparently he should have taken a foods class in high school because instead of a teaspoon of salt he put a tablespoon . . . big oops! We choked it down and I don’t think he’s ever made it since. He just sticks with scrambled eggs and peanut butter toast, which he is totally pro at Ü!Print