April 13, 2011

Ham Stuffed Manicotti

 * This was my first time using Manicotti noodles. Several of them "ripped" and therefore couldn't be filled.  I would recommend cooking a few extra in case this happens to you.

14 Manicotti shells
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup butter
3 cups cubed ham
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
6 Tbsp butter
6 Tbsp flour
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (I used cheddar.)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook manicotti as directed. Drain and set aside. Saute onion and garlic in butter. Add ham and cook for a few minutes. Set aside to cool slightly. Stir 1/3 cup parmesan cheese into ham mixture. In saucepan, melt 6 Tbsp butter. Stir in flour and heat until bubbles. Add milk and pepper. Whisk while cooking on medium high heat until thickened. Stir in Swiss and remaining parmesan cheese. Mix 1/4 of the cheese sauce with the ham mixture. Fill manicotti shells with ham mixture. ( use a small spoon).  Spread half of the remaining cheese sauce in the bottom of a greased 9X13 pah. Place filled shells in pan and cover with remaining sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Rate It!
Jen: 8
Kile: 9- if you leave out the onions
Kiley: 8
Madee: 8
Destrie: good

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