Cheese Filling for Pasta Shells or Manicotti

Cheese Filling for Pasta Shells or Manicotti

Cheese Filling

1 lb Ricotta cheese
1/4 lb grated Mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon Parsley finely chopped
3 teaspoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 egg slightly beaten

optional: chopped spinach – as much or little as desired

Mix everything together. Using a cookie decanter or pastry bag, pipe cheese into *uncooked* shells or Manicotti pasta. You can also use lasagna also uncooked

Directions

Use your favorite Italian pasta sauce recipe or store bought (add cooked Italian sausage for a meat sauce).

Put a layer of sauce on the bottom of the dish, layer pasta and a layer of sauce.
The sauce will cook the pasta while baking at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. The sauce on the pasta may be absorbed, when serving use the extra sauce to pour over the pasta. Because the shells are uncooked, if your homemade sauce is really thick, thin slightly as the shells will absorb the water.

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