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    Ultimate Crab and Spinach Manicotti With Parmesan Cheese Sauce

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    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr

    25 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    You can cheat and make this with imitation crabmeat but of course the real stuff is better, if you are using frozen crabmeat make certain to squeeze out any excess moisture before using for this recipe --- if you are a spinach lover then add in the full box of spinach if not just use half a box as the spinach tends be over powering, you can use 1 pound fresh spinach in place of frozen --- you can stuff the shells and refrigerate until ready to bake, and this is also great with a red sauce instead of the Parmesan cheese sauce :)

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    PARMESAN SAUCE

    MANICOTTI FILLING

    Directions:

    1. 1
      To make the sauce: in a saucepan over medium heat melt butter.
    2. 2
      Add in flour and whisk for about 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add in milk and half and half whisk over heat until bubbly and thickened.
    4. 4
      Add in the Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and Tabasco to taste; stir until the cheese melts.
    5. 5
      Set oven to 375 degrees.
    6. 6
      Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
    7. 7
      In a bowl mix together crab, well drained spinach, ricotta, and Parmesan cheese, onions, egg, salt and pepper; mix well to combine.
    8. 8
      Fill each cooked shell with crab/cheese filling using clean hands.
    9. 9
      Place in a single layer in prepared baking dish.
    10. 10
      Cover with the Parmesan cheese sauce (does not have to cover completely!).
    11. 11
      Sprinkle with grated mozzeralla cheese (any amount desired).
    12. 12
      Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes (do not over bake!).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 11, 2013

      55

    • on October 22, 2010

      55

      Yummy!! This was excellent!!

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    • on January 19, 2010

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    Nutritional Facts for Ultimate Crab and Spinach Manicotti With Parmesan Cheese Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (166 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 234.8
     
    Calories from Fat 136
    58%
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 9.1 g
    45%
    Cholesterol 72.7 mg
    24%
    Sodium 602.4 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.8 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 18.3 g
    36%

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