I used to think manicotti was the superior Italian entree until I started making it myself and realized manicotti is just stuffed shells in tubular form. Still delicious!
1 cup ricotta
.5 cup mozzarella
1 cup spinach, shredded
.25 cup parm, shredded
1.5 cup marinara sauce
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil noodles according to package. Run cool water over noodles to stop them from cooking.
2. Combine ricotta, spinach, egg, salt, and pepper in small mixing bowl. Fill noodles with cheese mixture either by pipping, spooning, or by hand.
3. Spread about a quarter cup of sauce over bottom of a casserole dish. Place manicotti in dish, top with remaining sauce, and sprinkle parm on top. Bake for 30 minutes.