Kittencal's Freezer Manicotti (OAMC)

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"This is more of a method than a recipe you can really do this with any of your favorite manicotti filling recipe. Do not cook the shells and do not use the no-boil, the shells will cook in the sauce. When ready to make the manicotti remove from the freezer, place in the microwave until semi thawed then bake, I do this often, it's so nice to have them freezer-ready to cook, I keep my homeamde pasta sauce in the freezer to use for these purchased is fine whatever you like to use. You certainly can bake some right away and freeze the rest if you like or just freeze all of them Here is the recipe for the filling #recipe7728"

Original recipe yields 28 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (17.3 g)
  • Calories 74.4
  • Total Fat - 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.3 mg
  • Sodium - 61.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 49.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

To save some time you may want to cook the sausage meat a day ahead. Prepare the filling ingredients on the recipe (Step 4).

Step 2

In a very large bowl Prepare/mix the filling ingredients as stated on the recipe.

Step 3

Using clean hands stuff the uncooked shells with filing.

Step 4

Place onto a baking sheet, then place in the freezer until completely. When completely frozen transfer to a freezer bag.

Step 5

When ready to cook; remove as many manicotti as you want from the freezer, place in the microwave and partially thaw (about 3 minutes, do not thaw completely).

Step 6

Generouldy coat the bottom of a greased baking dish with pasta sauce (how much you use will depend on the size of your baking dish).

Step 7

Place the partially thawed manicotti shells in one layer in the dish; pour a generous amount of pasta sauce over the shells (shells must be completely covered with sauce) sprinkle with a small amount of mozzarella cheese (you will add on more after baking).

Step 8

Cover tightly with foil, then bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven (bottom rack) for 50-60 minutes or until the shells are fork-tender (mine usually take about 50 minutes) remove sprinkle with more cheese and return to oven for another 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

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