December 20th, 2011
Let’s talk filled pasta. Ravioli, tortellini, manicotti, stuffed shells…come to my mouth. Let’s make hot, gooey, saucy memories. Filled pasta is the best. Especially cheese-filled pasta. And the more cheese, the better. The only problem with manicotti and stuffed shells is that they’re kind of a pain to make, and the pre-made frozen ones are mediocre at best.
Enter lazy man’s manicotti. Which is actually nothing like manicotti other than that it’s some sort of pasta with some sort of filling, topped with some sort of sauce. Moving on….
Last week I told you about boring, versatile, marinara sauce. I even gave you a few ideas of how to spice it up and make it something really delicious. Today, I’m going to show you something to actually do with that sauce. I chose the boring style since this is a “lazy” dish, but you can dress it up however you want. Although, I say it’s lazy but I made the sauce and the ricotta from scratch. But that’s just because I prefer homemade ricotta to store-bought and I’m
kind of a cheapskate.