Tuesday, April 9, 2013

No Boil Crockpot Manicotti

Filling Ingredients (Place inside a gallon size freezer bag):
2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
1 ½ teaspoons Italian Seasoning
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1-8oz. package manicotti
½ cup mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
26oz Jar of marinara sauce
1/4 cup water
cooking spray

1.Combine filling ingredients in a gallon size freezer bag and gently knead until thoroughly mixed.
2.Clip a small corner, about 1/2", of the bag.Spray crock pot.
3.Spread about 1/2 cup sauce in crock pot . Pipe all cheese and place in crock pot.
4.Pour remaining sauce with the 1/4 cup water on top. covering completely.
5.Top with the remaining shredded cheese.

6.Crock on high for about 2-3 hours until shells are fork tender. Times vary so check to make sure it's not dry.
7.Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese the last thirty minutes of cooking time.

* This was so fast and easy to make and loved how it cooked up in the slow cooker. I will for sure do this again. I got this recipe from momonamission. I also love how fast it cooks. Mine took about 2 1/2 hrs on high.

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