Chicken-Vegetable Manicotti With Spinach Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by TheGrumpyChef

I really love the filling for this manicotti recipe. Packed with veggies and flavor, Yum! This recipe is great to use up leftover chicken. From 1001 Low-Fat Recipes.

Top Review by LizP

Really yummy recipe! I changed it a bit. I kept it strictly vegetarian and didn't use chicken. Instead I used 15oz fat free ricotta instead of the 1/2 cup. I also used frozen chopped spinach. I used a 10 oz. package in the filling and a 10 oz. package in the sauce and it was perfect. My entire family...including kiddos....flipped for it. Thanks for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For Spinach Sauce:.
  2. Saute garlic in margarine in large sauce pan 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook over med heat 1 to 2 minutes more. Stir in milk; heat to boiling. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir spinach and remaining ingredients into sauce. Cook, uncovered, over med heat until spinach is cooked, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. For Manicotti:.
  5. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over med heat until hot. Saute onion and garlic until tender, about 3 minutes. Add remaining vetetables; saute until tender, 5 to 8 minutets. Stir in herbs and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in chicken, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  6. Spoon about 3 tablespoons chicken-veggie mix into each manicotti; arrange in baking pan. Spoon Spinach Sauce over manicotti. Bake at 350 degrees, loosely covered with aluminum foil, until manicotti are hot through and sauce is bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes.

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