Yield
7 servings (serving size: 2 manicotti)

Simple and cheesy—words both parents and kids love—are the best way to describe this Italian dish. Serve with a tossed salad or cut-up fruit.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Combine pasta sauce and 1 cup water. Pour half of pasta sauce mixture into a 13 x 9–inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

Combine 1 1/4 cups mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and next 4 ingredients. Spoon mixture into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; snip off 1 corner of bag. Squeeze about 3 tablespoons cheese mixture into each uncooked pasta shell. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer over sauce mixture; pour remaining sauce mixture over shells. Top with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella. Cover tightly with foil.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until shells are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Step 5

 

Step 6

Young Chefs can:

Step 7

Pour pasta sauce into bottom of dish

Step 8

Measure cheese

Step 9

Count out shells

Step 10

 

Step 11

Older Chefs can:

Step 12

Help squeeze cheese mixture into shells

Step 13

Arrange shells in pan

Step 14

Pour sauce over shells, and sprinkle with cheese

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