This is actually a Christmas meal we eat at my dad's side of the family. It's always requested, and easy for mom to make vegetarian.
8 manicotti shells
1 lb. ground beef (Or none! You can totally skip it! ;)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 (15 1/2 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
Cook manicotti shells according to package directions; drain. Rinse in cold water; drain and set aside.
Saute' ground beef and garlic, stirring to crumble beef; until beef is no longer pink; drain off pan drippings. Add cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, and mayonnaise to skillet. Stir well.
Stuff manicotti shells with meat mixture; arrange shells in a lightly greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over manicotti. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 additional minutes.