Friday, May 14, 2010
This recipe is so yummy and versitle too! My neighbor gave me this recipe about a year ago, and it has become a favorite in my house. The original recipe calls for the jumbo shells, but I have made it with Manicotti noodles, and lasagna noodles as well. It is good any way you fix it! Last night, I used lasagna noodles because Kroger did not have the jumbo shells. Here is the recipe hope you try it and ENJOY!
1 box jumbo shells
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 15oz ricotta cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 large spaghetti sauce
1 tbs minced garlic
McCormick Italian Herb Blend,(grinder type) to taste
2 cups of your favorite shredded cheese blend
Brown ground beef and minced garlic; drain. Cook noodles and set aside. Combine cheeses and Italian Herb Blend. Add ground beef to cheese mixture, and fill noodles with this mixture. Pour spaghetti sauce over the top of noodles, and top with the 2 cups of your favorite cheese blend. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake @ 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Uncover and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
*If using lasagna noodles, do not add ground beef to cheese mixture. After browning beef and garlic, add sauce to beef, and simmer for about 2 minutes. Layer in this order: beef and sauce mixture, noodles, cheese mixture. Repeat twice, and top off with your favorite cheese blend. Cover with foil, and bake as directed.