April 15, 2009

Seafood Manicotti

Seafood Pasta Shells

This is a delicious dish, and fairly easy to make. About an hour and twenty minutes altogether with prep and cook time.
What You Need:
one package of uncooked manicotti shells
15 oz. ricotta cheese
6 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 cup of green onions, chopped
1/2 lb frozen cooked small shrimp, thawed, tails removed, cut in half crosswise
1 (6oz) can crabmeat, drained and flaked
1 jar of meatless tomato pasta sauce (I used Classico Tomato Basil sauce)
3 to 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
What You Do:
Preheat oven to 375*
Prepare manicotti according to package directions; drain, rinse with cold water to cool
In a medium bowl, combine ricotta and cream cheese; mix well- gently stir in onions, crabmeat and shrimp (I also added half a cup of the shredded mozzarella to this mixture)
Spread a cup of pasta sauce in the bottom of ungreased glass baking pan
Fill each cooked manicotti with seafood mixture;place over sauce
Spread remaining sauce over manicotti; cover tightly with foil
Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly; Uncover baking dish, sprinkle mozzarella over top. Bake uncovered 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is good and melted. Let stand five minutes before serving (as if!)
I paired this with sautéed zucchini and French bread.
On a side note, this recipe feeds seven, with some seafood mixture left over (not much). Halve the recipe for fewer diners :)

1 comment:

Shanna said...

Thanks for yet another great recipe Jenna! I omitted the shrimp because at least 2 of the 5 people in my house wouldn't have even tried it...or if they did they would have said they didn't like it, even if they did. So. Other than that and only using 8 oz of mozarella cheese (total) I followed the recipe. It was really good and I served it with Crispy Zucchini Coins.