1/2 cup chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley, divided
12 manicotti pasta shells, uncooked
1 (24 to 26 ounce) jar pasta sauce with mushrooms
1 cup water
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
*1 (8 ounce) package Margherita® Cracker Size Salami may be substituted.
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine ricotta cheese, salami, Romano cheese and 1/4 cup of the basil; mix well. Spoon mixture into uncooked manicotti shells.
Combine pasta sauce and water; spoon 1 cup of the mixture in bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange manicotti shells over sauce; spoon remaining sauce over shells covering completely.
Cover dish with foil; bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until pasta is tender when pierced with a knife. Uncover; top with mozzarella cheese. Return to oven; bake 10 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Top with remaining 1/4 cup basil.