Little Bit has loved getting into the kitchen more these days. Our family cooking nights have been perfect for this! She especially loves when cracking eggs are involved! ;)
I also love her having a hand in making the meals because it helps her know what goes into the dish and hopefully gets her to try some new things!
16 oz. ricotta cheese
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, plus
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus
1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
1 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
salt & pepper to taste
16 oz. pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside. Boil your manicotti noodles for about 4-6 minutes, you don't want to over cook them because they will cook more in the oven. Drain noodles and let them cool enough for you to handle them.
Combine cheeses, herbs and egg in a mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer cheese mixture into Ziploc bag and snip one corner.
Spoon 1 cup pasta sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Begin filling your shells with cheese mixture and place them in the prepared baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over top of shells and sprinkle with additional mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.