March 29, 2012

"Meals in Minutes" Gooseberry Patch Giveaway! -- Easy Cheesy Manicotti


The kind folks at Gooseberry Patch are sponsoring a giveaway here at the 'ol bloggy.  "Meals in Minutes" is a 10th anniversary edition cookbook recently added to their collection.  Go HERE
  to order!  Details for the giveaway are below, but first I need to share a delicious recipe with you!

I fell in love with a lot of the pasta dishes in the cookbook so I claimed last week's menu as "Pasta Week".  I was super excited!  I love pasta!  Some members of the family weren't so excited.  However, this one got a thumbs up from most of the family! I'll post the recipe with my notes where appropriate.


I must apologize for my (a-hem) lack of food staging talent.  A talent I have yet to acquire.  *wink*

Easy Cheesy Manicotti

4 to 6 qts. water
1-1./2 t. salt, divided
1 T. olive oil
12-oz. pkg. manicotti
                    (our store was out so I used large shells instead)
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 c. cottage cheese
12-oz. pkg. shredded Monteray Jack cheese
12-oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 T. fresh parsley, chopped
                     (I used 1-1/2 t. dried)
1 clove garlic, minced
                     (I used 1/8 t. garlic powder)
24-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
                     (I like Hunt's Garlic & Herb)

Bring water and one teaspoon salt to a boil; add olive oil and manicotti.  Allow to resume boiling; boil for 6 to 8 minutes.  Drain boiling water; fill with cool water and set aside.  In a bowl, blend cheeses, egg, parley, garlic and remaining salt; set aside.  Spread a thin layer of spaghetti sauce in an ungreased 13"x9" baking pan. Spoon cheese filling into each manicotti until about 3/4 full; arrange on top of sauce.  Pour remaining sauce over manicotti; bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.

Serves 6. (Fed all 9 of us just fine!)

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HERE'S THE GIVEAWAY SCOOP!

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**GIVEAWAY**

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Please be sure you leave something that distinguishes you from other
comments like "Carmen from northern Indiana". 

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Entry 1
Since I chose mostly pasta dishes to review, 
leave a comment (in the comments at the end of the post) with your favorite pasta dish ever (not just my blog...your favorite pasta dish you've ever had).

Entry 2
Share the link for this giveaway on Facebook.
Leave a separate comment (at the end of the post) telling me so. (Another entry)

Entry 3
Blog about this on your own site.
Leave the web addy in a separate comment (at the end of this post).
(Another entry)

Please be sure you leave something that distinguishes you from other comments like "Carmen from northern Indiana".

**All entries need to be a separate comment for drawing purposes.  I count up the total number of comments and then enter it into random.org.  Random.org picks a number then I count down to that number in the comment section.  If all entries are left in one comment unfortunately you will only get one entry.**






**Prize**
One blessed reader will win a copy of Meals in Minutes!


** Giveaway ends Saturday April 7th at midnight EST **
(winner will be announced on Monday April 9th)
  
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Tune in Saturday for another amazing pasta recipe!

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love lasagna! Carletta taught me how to make the best way.
Donna from Harrisburg,PA

Anonymous said...

I posted a link on my facebook page.

Donna from Harrisburg, PA

Carletta P. said...

A favorite pasta dish at my house is Pizza Pasta Casserole. Carletta from Old Bridge, NJ.

Carletta P. said...

I posted a link on facebook.

Carletta from Old Bridge, NJ

suburban prep said...

I love veggie Rotolo. It is a spinach noodle with ricotta and spinach combined spiraled in it. So so good.

Maureen From Chicagoland

Annie said...

Mac an cheese rules!!!!!!

Marilyn Robertson said...

I love homemade Lasagna! This recipe sounds great too - so pinning it is my next step! :)

Marilyn from NW Indiana

Kimberly said...

Oh Carmen, how I'd love to win that book! I love Gooseberry!
My favorite pasta recipe has got to be my own homemade lasagne. Wow, does that ever sound vain! But hey, if the noodle fits...
Hugs from Kimberly in Abbotsford, B.C.

mhorn617 said...

my all time absolute favorite is angel hair pasta with meat sauce.

windycindy said...

I am a vegetarian and love lots of pasta dishes...My favorite is my
husband's homemade vegetarian lasagna! Many thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous
cookbook from Gooseberry Patch.
They are fabulous!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Facebook Post!"
http://www.facebook.com/cindi512/timeline/story?ut=76&wstart=1330588800&wend=1333263599&hash=5321284674569558088&pagefilter=3.
Again, many thanks!
Cindi
Cindi Hoppes
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Erin said...

I love spaghetti.

Erin
eparker@arkwest.com

jennymartin116 said...

My favorite pasta dish is Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Sauce and Pine Nuts and Shaved Parmesean--YUM

jennymartin116 said...

I posted on FB
jennymorrillmartin

Linda Dubbelman said...

My favorite pasta dish is Lasagna. I love to make it. :)
Linda from BC, Canada (hope this contest is open to Canadians) Didn't see that it said it wasn't. lcdubbelman@telus.net

Ida said...

Love spinach lasagna!!

Linda Dubbelman said...

I shared your giveaway on facebook. Linda from BC, Canada
lcdubbelman@telus.net

Stephanie said...

I love lemon pasta (angel hair) with roasted shrimp!

- Stephanie from Sioux Falls, SD

Stephanie said...

I shared the link to your giveaway on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/itsnotjustabouttherecipe?ref=tn_tnmn). Thanks!

- Stephanie from Sioux Falls, SD

Terri Betz said...

Stuffed Shells! The really big ones, stuffed with yummy, white cheese!

Terri Betz from Oregon

Terri Betz said...

Shared this on Face Book!

Terri Betz from Oregon

Barb said...

Barbs Of NY ~ Entry 1

#This was the most tasty new recipe that I had tried last year. I made a couple modifications to it also.
Here is a Photo of what my finished version looked like. Below you will find my Facebook comments about the preperation to this fantastic goodie.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/379764_2246766492045_1334656344_2084236_1322590369_n.jpg
^^ this links to what it looked like after I made it, the following link will be what it looked like inside, and then what was left over . It was delicious.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/387577_2246785612523_1334656344_2084245_1442250590_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314332_2246786052534_1334656344_2084246_2107159756_a.jpg


B Vosb Babcock
Braided Spaghetti Bread

http://rhodesbread.com/blog/blog/braided-spaghetti-bread

Rhodes Rolls Braided Spaghetti Bake | Plain Chicken this link will show you what the bread will look like, and the inside :) YUMMY!!
... ----------------------------------
#
B Vosb Babcock I doubled the recipe, used a jar of sauce , added a lb of cooked chopped meat. This is pretty much the same as a Garbage Bread, only its stuffed with Spaghetti. Add some marinara on the side, and you've got a meal
November 22, 2011 at 12:14am ·
#
B Vosb Babcock oh and I used Mastrioni's thawed Pizza dough as my crust , The Best.

Kimberly said...

This is my one of my favorite pasta dishes that I make for our family.

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/main-course/pork/three-cheese-tortellini-w-ham-roasted-reds.html?p=6

Barb said...

Entry #2
Barbs from NY
I shared this link with all my facebook friends via gooseberry patch. I love looking through all different recipes and all the free downloads. Thank You !

cheeseandicecream said...

THANK YOU for giving us the chance to win. And that recipe you posted looks top shelf

Barb said...

Entry #3 my blogspot, also can be found on my facebook profile page

http://www.myspace.com/queenbarbs/blog/545512949

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150645577458963&id=669918962&ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment_reply#!/GrandmaBarbs

Jodi Keller said...

My most favorite pasta dish ever is my Moms Homemade Spagetti sauce.

Jodi Keller said...

Shared on my facebook...
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365439903500419&id=100000156697507

Jodi Keller said...

Shared on my blog...

http://downatwillowhouse.blogspot.com/2012/03/giveaway-recipe.html

Amy L said...

My favorite pasta dish to make and eat is Tyler Florence's Spaghetti alla Carbonara. So easy and Yummy!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/spaghetti-alla-carbonara-recipe/index.html

Amy L said...

I shared a link to this post on Facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

Connie Bolick Lee said...

I like the baked spaghetti at the K& W Cafeteria.
lclee59@centurylink.net

Connie from Bear Grass, North Carolina

Connie Bolick Lee said...

I shared a link to the giveaway on facebook.
lclee59@centurylink.net
Connie from Beargrass, NC

The Better Baker said...

Mac & Cheese..in any form...is true comfort food to me.

Patricia P. said...

I had lasagna once that had pepperoni added to it in addition to the ground beef. The best I've ever had.

Bec - Farmers Wife said...

For our family it would be a toss up from cheese and macaroni and lasagna (hope I spelt that right)

My cooking skills and creativity leave a bit to be desired so a book like this would be very valuable.

Happily God has given me "some" skills so my family don't go hungry LOL.....

Many thanks for this fabulous opportunity....

Bec-Farmers Wife - Australia

Table4Five said...

I love the "No Rules Parmesan Pasta" at Outback Steakhouse, I order it with grilled shrimp! So good.

I also love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!

Elizabeth
table4five at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

My favorite pasta dish is the recipe I use for Fettucini Alfredo.

Jennifer from your hometown

Sue D said...

I like spaghetti with meatballs.
Sue D from Ohio
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

memoriesmama said...

My favorite pasta dish is one I had at a restaurant once. It was portabella stuffed cheese ravioli topped with grilled chicken and a creamy, cheesy, white sauce.

memoriesmama said...

I shared on FB!

Emily G from Ohio said...

My favorite pasta recipe is definitely lasagna with sausage. My mom will make this sometimes when we visit, it is so yummy!!

Emily G from Ohio said...

I shared this on facebook :)

carpediem5790 said...

Carmen, I posted about your blog and your giveaway on my blog (craftingawwwwe.blogspot.com)"Carpe diem" I love your blog and words of wisdom! Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway. bless arlene Marie Pitts email: carpediem5790@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

One of my favorite pasta dishes I've ever had was a sausage cheese manicotti.
rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

I shared this link for the giveaway on my facebook wall (Rhonda Keely Darbro).
rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like angle hair pasta with meat sauce.

rmc18mom@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is my homemade spaghette and meat sauce

christine_sandmann@sbcglobal.net

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

I love Chicken Scallopine. I could eat it every day! Wendy in California.

Wendy said...

I shared a link for your giveaway on my facebook page. Wendy in California.

Jolene Osmun said...

Hmnmm Ribs, BBQ, Cajun, all kinds of Food, And PASTA is top on the list...bratwoman58@gmail.com

Linda said...

I love baked spaghetti or baked ziti. Yum
annarudow at gmail dot com

Tammi Moore said...

My favorite pasta dish ever is lasagna swirls that are made with tofu.

Tammi Moore said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook

Teri said...

My favorite pasta dish is my mom's homemade spaghetti & meatballs. She would simmer the sauce half the day and make huge meatballs with 1/2 ground beef & 1/2 ground pork. Sometimes she would change it up and add a little wine for a different flavor. No matter which way she made it, it was delicious. Thanks for the entry. :) Teri
jtbrian@wavecable.com

Val said...

My aunt's recipe for smokehouse spaghetii!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite pasta dish is spaghetti with smoked sausage and Cleveland's own " Little Italy's" spicy sauce! Delicioso!! Susie from The Great Lake Erie!

Patty C said...

I LOVE Chicken Carbonara!

M.j. said...

My favorite pasta dish would have to be lasagna.......ciao4now64@yahoo.com

M.j. said...

I shared this giveaway on my fb page.....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Lasagna will be my favorite, but always open to new recipes. Sandra from Sparwood BC Canada

Anonymous said...

LOVE THAT MUSIC !!!! could listen to it for a long time .., longer if it would switch to other songs .... this is a post to enter the cookbook giveaway .

shabbat shalom and have a blessed passover / easter !

JESUS is the reason for the season , not the bunny rabbit !

gab [gcliburn@tampabay.rr.com

Stephanie B said...

probably homemade Lasagna... but i eat spaghetti probably once a week, lol... i love pasta!

Carole Brown said...

In my house in Brownsburg In., mac and cheese rules but spaghetti, lasagna, - -humm - - guess just about any pasta and sauce dish gets a vote. Love everything Gooseberry Patch!
Carole Brown
cbdb1993@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

dang , i was soo busy humming the music , i wasnt paying attention about posting a best ever pasta recipe . well, i do make a killer spagetti recipe , but lately that has been toned down to noodles and a jar of sauce [ feeling too sick for making a special effort to make my sauce ] ... nothing impressive there , but what the kids [ grandkids love ] is me making noodle pudding with the leftover spagetti , or any other noodles for that matter . plates get licked clean .. and seconds eaten , what more o i want ???
gab , the crazy german in florida [ gcliburn@tampabay.rr.com]

Anonymous said...

My favorite pasta dish is angel hair pasta with my mom's homemade spaghetti sauce. Her recipe uses beef broth and brown sugar, to name a few of the ingredients. To die for.

pkpeters@cox.net
Omaha, NE

Carole Brown said...

Shared link on my fb page
Carole Brown
cbdb1993@sbcglobal.net

Stephanie B said...

i posted a link back to you on my FB group =)
https://www.facebook.com/PirateMomPearls/posts/327435000651093

smilevoid (at) gmail (dot) com

Sher Bowersox said...

Love trying new recipes. Retired and have lots more time. But Love fast ones because husband is still working.

Unknown said...

Being Italian, I love pasta! There is nothing like homemade gnocchi and meat sauce,smothered in cheese! : ) Rosie in NC

A Higher Calling Christian Academy said...

My absolute favorite pasta dish is lasagna - homemade veggie lasagna to be exact!! I could eat a whole pan of it all by myself!

Stephanie B said...

Posted a link back to your giveaway on my blog! =)

http://www.piratemompearls.com/2012/04/06/meals-in-minutes-gooseberry-patch-giveaway-hosted-by-old-house-kitchen/

smilevoid (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

I love home made gnocchi with meat sauce, smothered with cheese! Rosie in NC

Linda in Bancroft, ON Canada said...

Hi! I'm Linda from Bancroft, ON Canada.
I love pasta! Any old way at all is good for me lol but my brother made a seafood lasagna one Easter that was to die for. He is a very good cook.
I'm going to pass this link on through my facebook page.
Thanks so much for the chance.
Happy Easter.

Bonnie M said...

My favorite would have to be stuffed shells.

Bonnie in NW Arkansas

bdmltm at gmail dot com

Renita Rose said...

Oh my goodness. Do I love pasta. I could eat it every day. I should be Italian. I love lasagna, pizza, and spaghetti. Unforunatley my love for it hasn't helped my waste line, but it is so good.

Debbie said...

My favorite pasta dish...hmmm...there are so many that I love, especially being 1/2 Italian. I would have to say though that there is a baked rigatoni that I make that I love...and also a baked ravioli lasagna with spinach that is absolutely delicious :) Debbie from Chicago Writenpamper@aol.com

Debbie said...

I've shared this giveaway on my Facebook page, Modern Woman Vintage Soul Debbie @ Writenpamper@aol.com

Renita Rose said...

I posted this on my facebook page
Renita Rose rfdooley@att.net

tlcfromtn said...

Lasagna is my favorite

braaisjo at gmail dot com

sherylssg said...

My favorite pasta dish is Paula Deen's Baked Spaghetti.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Just any kind of spaghetti will do. Even cooked tomatoes with fresh basil over pasta, crusty bread....all I need.


Loretta from the sunny south!!

eveningstar888@aol.com

A Nest in the Rocks said...

Lasagna from Maggiano's! It's amazing!

Amy from NC

A Nest in the Rocks said...

I shared on FB.

Amy from NC

Amy5j said...

I love most any Lasagna!! I also have a recipe we like that is a spaghetti pizza with pepperoni. Yum!!
Amy from NW Ohio

Amy5j said...

I love most any lasagna!! I have a great recipe for a pizza spaghetti with pepperoni. Yum!
Amy from NW Ohio

Anonymous said...

My favorite pasta dish is a baked spaghetti that I make.
Yummy!!!
amaicarol@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I love homemade Lasagna! Judy from Concord, NC!!

Jane Smith said...

I shared this on my FB page.

Susan said...

My favorite pasta dish is a pasta salad with ham, cheese, and lots of veggies.
Susan from GA.

Susan said...

I shared the giveaway on FB.

Susan said...

I don't have a blog to share on. I did share again on Twitter though. @sebh55 on Twitter
Susan in GA

Anonymous said...

I shared on facebook
ke2alto@gmail
Kathy from Auburndale, FL

katie said...

My favorite pasta dish ever is baked spaghetti - all gooey with cheese and sauce.
Katie
thebearwoman2004@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I love just good ole spaghetti.

Erin from Danville, Arkansas
eparker@arkwest.com

Anonymous said...

I recreated a recipe from a favorite restaurant of mine....Chicken Breast Pesto....which has Chicken, Red and Green Pepper, Onion and Pesto sauce over linguine. Very tasty!

Sharry M shysaver2@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my favorite pasta dish fettuccine Alfredo. truong2499@clear.net

beth said...

My favorite pasta dish is carbonara pasta with crispy bacon and crunchy peas.

beth said...

My favorite posts dish is rigatoni carbonara. I love the crisp bacon and sweet crunchy peas.

patti keil said...

My favorite pasta dish is my daughter's lasagna...her great grandmother's recipe. She makes this for our annual fundraising dinner at church, serving about 300 people!
Patti Keil from MN

Pattikaye5258@yahoo.com

Mippy said...

Hi!
I have to say my most favorite pasta dish EVER has been manicotti from a restaurant in Washington state that was run by Italians. It was my favorite treat to have on my birthday. :)
~Mippy in Utah :)

Mippy said...

Hi!
I shared this on FB
https://www.facebook.com/mippyfoofalina/posts/333862590007507
~Mippy in Utah :)

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