1 (16 oz) carton Cottage Cheese
1 cup+ 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese.
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 pound cooked ground beef (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 slice of bread, broken into tiny pieces
8-10 Manicotti noodles
1 jar spaghetti or marinara sauce (My family's favorite in this dish is one with sausage.)
Cook noodles according to the package directions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together except the 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese and 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
Stuff the cooked noodles with the mixture.
Pour a little of the spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 in pan. Just so it lightly covers the bottom. Lay the stuffed shells in the dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over top of them. Sprinkle the remaining 1 Tablespoon of Parmesan over top and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.