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Stuffed Manicotti

 
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Stuffed Manicotti Stuffed Manicotti Stuffed Manicotti

Made the vegetarian version of this recipe, and it turned out cheesy and delicious.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

8 ounces pasta, manicotti shells
*
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup onions
chopped
6 ounces mushrooms
fresh, sliced, sauteed
10 ounces spinach, frozen
thawed and drained
2 tablespoons chicken broth
instant
1 large garlic cloves
minced
*
¼ teaspoon thyme
*
2 cups ricotta cheese
or small curd cottage cheese
2 large eggs
beaten
½ cup Parmesan cheese
grated
½ teaspoon oregano
*
15 ounces tomato sauce
½ teaspoon oregano
plus more for sprinkling
*
1 x mozzarella cheese
shredded
*
Alternate meat filling
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 each eggs
beaten
½ pound mozzarella cheese
diced
3 slices bread
moist, torn into small pieces
½ cup milk
1 large garlic cloves
minced
*
¼ teaspoon thyme
*

Directions

Cook manicotti, drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

Add onion, stirring often, and cook until onions are soft and browned, about 6 minutes.

Stir in mushrooms, and cook until mushrooms are browned and most liquid has been evaporated, another 6 minutes or so.

Add spinach, and cook for about 2 minutes.

Stir in chicken bouillon, garlic and thyme, and cook for another 1 minute.

Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes.

Mix in ricotta, eggs, Parmesan cheese, oregano and ½ the mushrooms until well combined.

Fill manicotti shells with spinach mixture.

Arrange in greased 9x13 inch baking dish .

Pour tomato sauce and place remaining mushrooms over manicotti.

Sprinkle with more oregano and cover with Mozzarella.

Cover and bake until hot and bubbly, about 45 minutes.

Alternate Filling: Brown meat and onion in skillet, drain excess fat.

Stir in mushrooms and cook until most of liquid has been evaporated and mushrooms are browned, about 6 minutes.

Mix with all other ingredients.

Stuff manicotti with meat mixture.

Proceed as in first recipe.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 372g (13.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 62154% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 254mg 85%
Sodium 892mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 102g
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 61% Iron 29%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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