Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ham Stuffed Manicotti with Cheese Sauce

Just to warn you I didn't take a picture.. I had family visiting and just forgot. Also the recipe calls for onion and green pepper but I didn't use them.

4 oz. Manicotti shells (8 shells per box) * I used 2 boxes and would have liked to have more.
1/4 c. chopped onion                               2 tbs. cooking oil
3 c. ground cooked ham (8 oz.)                 3 tbs. grated parmesan cheese
1 -6 oz. can chopped mushrooms ( I used fresh)
1/4 c. chopped green pepper                   3 tbs. butter
3 tbs. flour                                               2 c. milk
4 oz. shredded swiss cheese (1 c.) * I bought slices and cut them up

Cook manicotti noodles in water 15-20 min. until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water (do later so they don't get cold and stick together.) Saute onion in oil until tender. Add ham and mushrooms until cooked through then cool. Stir in parmesan, set aside. In saucepan cook green pepper in butter until tender; blend in flour, add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Stir in swiss cheese until melted. Mix 1/4 c. cheese sauce in ham and mushroom mixture. Fill each shell with about 1/3 c. ham filling. Arrange in greased baking dish. Pour remaining sauce over stuffed shells. Sprinkle with paprika. *Make a double sauce recipe if you like extra! Bake covered 350 degrees 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and warm throughout.

This was delicious I definitely recommend it, however, it was very time consuming!

1 comment:

Dan said...

Highly recommend this meal, very delicious. We had no leftovers.