Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Easy Manicotti & Rolls

A few from my favorite section of the recipe box: Pasta and Bread!

Manicotti w/ Three Cheeses
This recipe is frequently requested. It has become a comfort food around here that is super easy to prepare. The ingredients are common and simple to pull together. (I often half the recipe)

12 Manicotti Shells
4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1 jar Marinara Sauce
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1-Mix 3 Cups Mozzarella with Cream Cheese
2-Stuff each Manicotti (already cooked in boiling water)
3-Place in greased 9x13 baking dish
4-Spread Marinara Sauce over manicotti
5-Sprinkle remaining mozzarella over the top
6-Bake 15 @ 350
7-Take out and Sprinkle Parmesan on top
8-Bake for 10 minutes longer

Sour Cream Yeast Rolls
Hadn't made rolls that called for sour cream before. Figured if it made it into the latest edition of Taste of Home, it'd prove good. Not only good, but easy!

2 1/2 to 3 cups Flour
2 Tbls Sugar
1 Pkg (2 1/4tsp) Yeast
1 tsp Salt
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Water
3 Tbls Butter, divided
1 Egg

In large bowl, combine 1 and 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the sour cream, water and 2 Tbls butter; add to dry ingredients. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 more minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch down dough. Divide into 12 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place in a greased baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 min.

Bake @ 375 for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Melt remaining Tbls butter; brush over rolls. Remove from pan to a wire rack...


  1. How warm to you heat the sour cream, etc? Just until the butter melts?

  2. I made the sour cream yeast rolls and they are really good! Ryan took one bite and said, "Wow!"