• 1/2 lb manicotti
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cup diced mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1-1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1 egg, slightly beated
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  •  grated Parmesan cheese, optional


Prepare manicotti according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside in water to cover to prevent sticking. Heat oil in a large skillet. Saute mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion 3-4 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, peanuts, egg, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stuff manicotti with mixture. Combine tomato sauce, peanut butter and garlic salt. Spread a thin layer of sauce in a large baking pan. Arrange manicotti in a single layer in baking pan. Spoon remaining sauce on top. Cover tightly with foil, bake in a 350 F. oven for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, as desired. Makes 6-8 servings.