Ask and ye shall recieve, brutha! I'm calling it "Haley's Manicotti Florentine" cuz my 7 year old niece was a HUGE help!
1 pkg manicotti
1 lb ricotta cheese
4 oz asiago cheese
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 thawed pkg of chopped spinach (drained if needed)
1 cup of sauteed, chopped mushrooms
26 oz of pasta sauce (I used Newman's Own Marinara)
shredded mozzarella as desired
Boil manicotti noodles for only 4 minutes, drain. Mix ricotta, asiago, minced garlic, oregano, eggs, spinach and mushrooms. Spread a thin layer of pasta sauce on the bottom of a 13x9 pan. Fill the half cooked manicotti with cheese filling and place in pan. Cover stuffed noodles with remaining sauce and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with desired amount of mozzarella and bake for another 10 minutes.
To fill the manicotti, I put the cheese filling in a Ziplock freezer bag, squeezed the air out and sealed the bag. I then cut about half an inch off one of the corners of the bag and squeezed to fill the noodles. Basically a pastry frosting squeezy thing.
Can you tell I got my edumacation in public schools?