Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cheese-Stuffed Manicotti

Cheese-Stuffed Manicotti
From: Better Homes and Gardens

8 manicotti shells (I only use 6 because I really like to stuff them)
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs margarine or butter
2 Tbs flour
1 1/3 cups milk
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup cup dry white wine (we used apple juice, but it would probably taste better with wine)
1 beaten egg
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup snipped parsley
1/4 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Cook manicotti according to package directions; drain. For sauce, in a saucepan cook onion and garlic in margarine till tender. Stir in flour. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Add swiss cheese and wine; stir till cheese melts.

In a bowl stir together egg, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley, peel, and nutmeg. (I added about 1/4 cup more ricotta cheese) Fill manicotti with ricotta mixture. Arrange in a baking dish. Pour sauce over filled shells. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or till hot.

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