Goblin Fingers and Toes

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  • 14 manicotti shells
  • 28 medium white mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  • 3 cups favorite smooth tomato sauce


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease individual baking dishes or a large baking dish.
  2. Cook the manicotti shells according to the package directions until al dente, but not too soft.
  3. Drain well and toss to remove most of the water.
  4. While the manicotti is cooking, clean the mushrooms well and toss with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
  5. Beat the eggs, ricotta, half the Parmesan, half the mozzarella and the spices in a medium bowl until smooth.
  6. Pour the sauce into the prepared baking dish(es).
  7. Stuff the manicotti with the ricotta mixture using a long handled small spoon or a pastry bag and tip. The filling should be packed, but not so tightly that it cracks or breaks the shells.
  8. Add a mushroom to the end of each shell and place in the baking dish.
  9. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove the cover and sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the bones.
  11. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted.
  12. Serve hot.

Yield: 6 servings