Baked Cheese and Prosciutto Manicotti
2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
24 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese (about 3 cups)
1 ½ cups parmesan cheese
4 ounces mixed Italian blend of cheese
2 ½ cups whole milk mozzarella cheese shredded
2 packages of fresh flat lasagna noodle
16 slices of sliced Prosciutto
Pulse the tomatoes with the juice in a food processor until finely chopped.
Heat oil, garlic in a saucepan 1-2 minutes add tomatoes, ½ teaspoon salt simmer for 15 minutes.
Take off heat add basil and more salt and pepper if needed.
In a bowl mix ricotta, 1 cup parmesan, the Italian blend, 2 cup mozzarella, egg ,1//2 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper together and set aside.
In a pot boiling water for noodles, cut sheets into 3 serving size squares, boil for 1-2 minutes.
Put 1 ½ cup sauce on bottom of baking dish 13x9
Put ¼ cup cheese on evenly over the bottom ¼ of each noodle, top cheese with one slice of prosciutto
Roll and place seam side down in baking dish, repeat until done.
Pour remaining sauce over rolled noodles, cover noodles completely, Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Spray foil with cooking spray to keep it from sticking to the cheese. Cover with foil
Bake at 400 degrees
Bake for 30-40 minutes until sauce is bubbling. Remove foil and cook for 25 more minutes.
Pairs Well With
This is a good Make-Ahead Recipe.