I made manicotti tonight instead of the Tamale Bites I had planned on…oh well, this looks great, too! The first picture is what it looked like as I was covering the manicotti with sauce; I left two uncovered for the picture so you could see what they should look like. I started out stuffing the pasta with a small spoon, but that was taking a lot of time, so I ended up using my fingers to stuff them. It was easy and quick that way.
I looked at several recipes online and ended up making my own, loosely based on what I saw.
1 box firm Mori-Nu tofu 1 cup mashed potatoes 1/2 t. sea salt 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper 1 t. dried and crushed basil 1/2 t. garlic powder 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 cup frozen spinach from a bag 1 box of 14 manicotti shells _____________________________________ Sauce: 1 32 ounce can of tomato sauce 1 rounded teaspoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup red wine 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon oregano and basil mixed Stir these together. __________________________________ Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Mash the first 8 ingredients and mix together well. Then stuff into
the uncooked manicotti shells. Lay them in a 9X13 casserole dish. Then
pour the sauce on top of the stuffed shells. Cover with foil or with a
lid and bake in oven for about 45 minutes. Check the pasta to see if
it is finished; if so, sprinkle fresh parsley on top and serve.