Yep, forgot my steps again…
The ingredients, after they’ve all been used.
1-15 container of ricotta cheese, 2 eggs (I forgot to put ’em in the picture), 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1/3 cup ranch dressing, 26 oz can of spaghetti sauce, 1 lb hamburger (not pictured either, oops), 1 box manicotti noodles, garlic salt and italian seasoning (to flavor, not shown either. Man, I’m really bad at this, someone oughta kick me off my blog.)
Brown 1 pound of ground beef (drain, if not using 96% lean, like me). Pour in can of spaghetti sauce. Fill can 3/4 full of water, swish around to get all of the sauce, pour into meat and sauce on stove.
In a large bowl, mix: ricotta cheese, 1/3 cup ranch dressing (no need to measure, I just poured some in), 2 eggs and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Then add garlic salt and italian seasoning (just sprinkle some in until you think it’ll taste okay, probably 1 tsp of each).
Then spoon mixture inside of unbaked (yep, no need to bake them (that’s what all of the extra water in the sauce is for) and they’re easier to fill this way!) manicotti shells.
In a 9×13 glass dish, spoon in a thin layer of sauce. Place each filled manicotti in a single layer in the dish. Cover with sauce. Top with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Cover dish with foil and place in a preheated 400º oven for 45-55 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Then don’t even wait to take an after picture. Dig right in.
Yum, look at the gooey, cheesy goodness.