Cook manicotti shells in 4 qts. salted boiling water about 10 minutes, until almost tender; drain and rinse in cold water.
Cook zucchini in butter in large skillet about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cottage cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Stuff manicotti shells with cheese mixture; arrange in single layer in a hallow 2 qt. baking dish.
Stir together seasoning mix, tomato paste, and water; spoon over maniccotti. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and bake 10-15 minutes longer until hot and bubbly. 4-6 servings.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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