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Abruzzese Meatball Stuffed Manicotti

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Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
6 Servings

Enjoy the comfort of manicotti, also known as “little sleeves,” in this rave-worthy recipe–tender pasta shells stuffed with cheesy Abruzzese View More expand_more

Enjoy the comfort of manicotti, also known as “little sleeves,” in this rave-worthy recipe–tender pasta shells stuffed with cheesy Abruzzese meatballs, ricotta and parmesan cheese in a zesty marinara sauce. Pretty to look at, delicious to eat, and very Italian.

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Abruzzese Meatball Stuffed Manicotti
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Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
6 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageAbruzzese Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1 Pack Carando Abruzzese Meatballs1 Pack
  • 1 lb. Manicotti Pasta1 lb.
  • 32 oz. Ricotta Cheese32 oz.
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated1 cup
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped¼ cup
  • 2 Eggs2
  • 3 cups Marinara Sauce3 cups
  • 1 cup Water1 cup
  • 1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded1 lb.

Instructions


  1. Cook meatballs according to instructions on the package and allow to cool.

  2. Dice meatballs and combine with the ricotta, parmesan, parsley, and eggs.

  3. Combine the marinara sauce and water.

  4. Transfer the cheese and meatball mixture to a piping bag and fill the uncooked manicotti with the mixture.

  5. Pour 3/4 of sauce into a baking dish, arrange the manicotti on top, and cover with the remaining sauce, then parmesan, then mozzarella, and cover tightly with foil.

  6. Bake covered in a 325ºF oven for about one hour or until pasta is cooked and the cheese is melted.

  7. Broil the dish for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is browned, as desired.

  8. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then serve hot.

Life is Delicious. Savor It.

Ingredients


  • 1 Pack Carando Abruzzese Meatballs1 Pack
  • 1 lb. Manicotti Pasta1 lb.
  • 32 oz. Ricotta Cheese32 oz.
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated1 cup
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped¼ cup
  • 2 Eggs2
  • 3 cups Marinara Sauce3 cups
  • 1 cup Water1 cup
  • 1 lb. Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded1 lb.

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