Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is from an old diabetic cookbook. In the original recipe there was no ground beef, but I think it really adds something. Excellent way to get someone to eat spinach.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions and set aside.
  3. Wash fresh spinach, remove stems and steam for five minutes, squeezing out all excess liquid.
  4. Combine cooked ground beef, spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and pepper.
  5. Stuff manicotti shells with the mixture and arrange in a 9x13-inch baking dish Pour spaghetti sauce over manicotti, bake for 45 minutes.