I had just boiled the noodles, and sat my glass pan on the stove to start stuffing the manicotti. I had turned on a burner to warm up the sauce and didn't realize I had turned on the wrong burner. New house, new stove...I'm still adjusting people.
Anyhow, the dish just exploded, and hot glass went everywhere! Luckily it only hit my shirt, and I came out unscathed. No kids were in the kitchen at the time. It very well could've been ugly. Glass was everywhere and my dinner was ruined! :( Needless to say, some major cleanup took place with the help of my oldest child and my husband, and we headed out for dinner.
I wish I had thought to take pictures, but I think I was just a bit in shock. I had no idea that the dish would explode like that. Lesson learned, and now I have to buy a new dish. That one had our name etched on it too.
Here's the recipe for you to try! Just make sure not to set your dish on the stove!!
You can also half this recipe if you have a smaller family.
- 14 pieces Manicotti, cooked according to instructions
- 2 cup part skim Ricotta cheese
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cup shredded cooked chicken
- 2 egg
- 2 teaspoon oregano
- salt and black pepper
- 2 can tomato or spaghetti sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
- In medium bowl, combine cooked shredded chicken, Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, salt and pepper together and stir until well mixed.
- Stuff each cooked Manicotti with about ¼ cupful of the chicken and cheese mixture carefully so that the Manicotti doesn’t tear.
- Add the spaghetti sauce in saucepan over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan and 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves and stir frequently, until it starts to bubble. Simmer until heated through.
- Spray baking dish with cooking spray and place the stuffed Manicotti in it. Pour about 1 cup (or more) prepared sauce over the Manicotti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.