February 4, 2013

Hearty Manicotti

On the Menu Today~
Hearty Manicotti

We love Italian food.
I could eat Italian food everyday,
well every other day for sure~

This meatless recipe is always a favorite.
Served with a garden salad and
garlic bread...Perfecto~

Hearty Manicotti

  • 14 to 18 manicotti shells
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 (32 oz) container ricotta cheese, drained
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmensan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (24-32 oz) jar spaghetti sauce of your choice
  • 8 ounces shredded Italian-blend style cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook manicotti shells according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Combine spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, 1/3 cup shredded cheese blend, Parmesan cheese, pepper, nutmeg and Italian seasoning. Mix thoroughly. Fill manicotti shells with ricotta mixture. Place filled shells in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over filled shells. Sprinkle with remaining pizza cheese blend. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes. Remove foil, bake 30 minutes longer or until cheese is bubbly.

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