1 hr 15 mins
Oh, how I love Italian food! I especially love those dishes like this one, made with delicious cheeses! I use a slightly sweet marinara sauce, but use whatever recipe you like. Delizioso!
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- 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 12 manicotti noodles
- 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated and divided
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 3 cups of your favorite marinara sauce, divided
- fresh parsley (to garnish)
- 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, and season generously with salt. Cook according to package directions. Drain and squeeze the excess water from the spinach.
- 2Cook the pasta shells until al dente, tender but still slightly firm. Drain and pat dry.
- 3Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- 4Cover the bottom of a 9- x 13-inch ovenproof baking dish with 1 cup of the marinara sauce.
- 5In a medium mixing bowl, evenly combine the ricotta, mozzarella, and 1/3 cup of the Parmesan, the eggs, garlic and the spinach. Season with the 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste.
- 6Spoon the cheese mixture into the manicotti shell and line them up in the baking dish.
- 7Cover with the remaining sauce. Scatter the remaining cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
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Nutritional Facts for Spinach and Cheese Manicotti
Serving Size: 1 (292 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 385.6
- Calories from Fat 200
- Total Fat 22.2 g
- Saturated Fat 11.8 g
- Cholesterol 125.3 mg
- Sodium 1203.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
- Sugars 12.2 g
- Protein 23.6 g
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