A yummy simple dinner, for a busy time of year!!! Hope your family enjoys it as much as we do!!
*Once I made it and found out toooo late that I did not have enough cheese sticks……I just cut off some cheese from a block, about the same size as a cheese stick, and used that ~ worked just fine!!!
*Use any topping you like on your pizza for the top! Onions, mushrooms, more peppers…….more pepperoni, cut up……etc.
* My family likes dishes like this really saucy, so I did not measure exactly :/. However, I coated the bottom of the pan well and then poured enough sauce over the top to cover the noodles. I like crispy noodles, so I leave one or two without as much sauce for me….you can do that when you are the cook. :)
Here is a picture of the rolling part, really REALLY cool, I thought. Fun!
10 manicotti shells
32 oz. (about) spaghetti sauce
10 slices of deli ham (mine were small, I used 20)
10 string cheese sticks
30 sliced of pepperoni
some cut up black olives
some cut up bell pepper (any color)
1 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook manicotti according to pkg. Drain.
Meanwhile, pour about 1 1/2-2 c. sauce in bottom of 9″x 13″ baking dish. Now for the fun part!!!! Layer ~ a piece (or 2) of ham, then 3 pepperoni, then cheese stick, and sprinkle with some Italian seasoning. Roll up! Stuff one roll into each cooked manicotti noodle. Place on sauce. Pour some more sauce over the noodles, covering the noodles. Top with olives and peppers. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, @ 350° for 25-30 minutes or till heated through.
Recipe adapted from a Taste of Home magazine.