Don’t be Tardy for the Manicotti Recipe: Make Ahead Meals

Manicotti: make ahead meals

Manicotti Recipe

Don’t be Tardy for the Manicotti Recipe: Make Ahead Meals

Ok the recipe was named by my husband LOL 🙂 It’s delicious though!!!

Don’t be Tardy for the Manicotti

What You Need:

Manicotti pasta shells
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves – minced
1/4 C olive oil
3 C cooked chopped ham, beef or chicken
1 C grated Parmesan cheese, divided
6 T butter
6 T all purpose flour
3 C milk
2 C shredded Swiss cheese
Freezer wrap

How to Make It:

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the onion and garlic.
Cook until tender about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Add the meat of your choice and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
Stir in 1/2 C of the Parmesan cheese.
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
Drain and allow to cool.
Place the butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
Cook until butter becomes foamy looking.
Carefully stir in the flour.
Cook 3 minutes until it begins to bubble.
Be sure to stir continuously so the flour doesn’t burn.
Carefully pour in the milk.
Stir continuously until the sauce begins to thicken.
Stir in the Swiss cheese until smooth.
Place 1/4 of the cheese sauce into the meat mixture and stir.
Fill each shell with the meat mixture.
Place enough cheese sauce to cover the bottom of a large glass baking dish.
Place the shells in the cheese sauce.
Pour the rest of the cheese sauce over the top of the pasta shells.
Place in the refrigerator to cool.
Once cool wrap with the freezer wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.
When ready to cook thaw the dish overnight in the refrigerator.
Uncover and cover with the 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake casserole for 1 hour or until heated completely through.

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Ingredients

  • Manicotti pasta shells
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 C cooked chopped ham, beef or chicken
  • 1 C grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 6 T butter
  • 6 T all purpose flour
  • 3 C milk
  • 2 C shredded Swiss cheese
  • Freezer wrap

Instructions

  1. Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic.
  3. Cook until tender about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Add the meat of your choice and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in 1/2 C of the Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  8. Drain and allow to cool.
  9. Place the butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  10. Cook until butter becomes foamy looking.
  11. Carefully stir in the flour.
  12. Cook 3 minutes until it begins to bubble.
  13. Be sure to stir continuously so the flour doesn't burn.
  14. Carefully pour in the milk.
  15. Stir continuously until the sauce begins to thicken.
  16. Stir in the Swiss cheese until smooth.
  17. Place 1/4 of the cheese sauce into the meat mixture and stir.
  18. Fill each shell with the meat mixture.
  19. Place enough cheese sauce to cover the bottom of a large glass baking dish.
  20. Place the shells in the cheese sauce.
  21. Pour the rest of the cheese sauce over the top of the pasta shells.
  22. Place in the refrigerator to cool.
  23. Once cool wrap with the freezer wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.
  24. When ready to cook thaw the dish overnight in the refrigerator.
  25. Uncover and cover with the 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese.
  26. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  27. Bake casserole for 1 hour or until heated completely through.
Recipe Type: Dinner
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Don’t be Tardy for the Manicotti Recipe: Make Ahead Meals was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by Bianca
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