Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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rich in veggies
rich in veggies
rich in dairy
rich in dairy
lower in fat
lower in fat

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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Manicotti
This recipe serves: 6  
1 pound manicotti
1 pound spinach leaves
2 cups low-fat ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
nutmeg to taste
2 cups your favorite tomato sauce

Cooking Instructions
1. Cook the manicotti according to the directions on the package.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Wash the spinach and add it to the skillet with just the water that clings to the spinach leaves. Toss the spinach until it is wilted and remove from heat.

3. Transfer the spinach to a food processor and puree. Add the ricotta cheese, egg and Parmesan cheese and puree again. Transfer the spinach mixture to a mixing bowl, add the bread crumbs and generously season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

4. Using a spoon, fill the manicotti with the spinach mixture.

5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

6. Spread 1/2 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of a large baking dish. Add the filled manicotti in a single layer and cover with the remaining tomato sauce. Cover the entire dish with foil.

7. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the edges of the dish are bubbly, about 10 more minutes.

Serving Size: 2 manicotti with sauce

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 438 Carbohydrate 64 g
Fat 11 g Fiber 6 g
Protein 25 g Saturated Fat 5 g
Sodium 470 mg    


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