Ham stuffed Manicotti

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This stuffed pasta dish is a must-try crowd-pleaser.

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    Ingredients

    1/3 cupSALERNO - Grated Parmesan Cheese
    14 Manicotti Shells
    1 Onion, chopped
    2 Garlic Cloves, minced
    1 Red Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped
    1/4 cupOlive Oil
    1-2 cupsHam, cooked
    6 tbspButter
    6 tbspFlour
    3 cupsMilk
    2 cupsSALERNO - Brick Cheese, shredded
    1/2 cupSALERNO - Grated Parmesan Cheese
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    Instructions

    1. Cook manicotti as directed on package.
    2. Drain, rinse in cool water and set aside. Cook onion, garlic, and green pepper in 4 tbsp of olive oil until tender.
    3. Add ham and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup of grated Salerno Parmesan Cheese.
    4. In a separate heavy saucepan, heat 6 tbsp of butter until foamy. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles, about 3 minutes.
    5. Add milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens. Stir in Salerno Brick Cheese. Mix 1/4 of cheese with ham mixture.
    6. Fill manicotti shells with ham mixture. Spread about 1/2 cup cheese sauce in a greased 13" x 9" glass baking dish and arrange filled shells over sauce. Pour remaining cheese sauce over filled manicotti.
    7. Sprinkle 1/2 cup Salerno Parmesan Cheese on top and bake at 350 F for 40 to 50 minutes. Serve with a green leaf salad on the side.

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