Sunday, September 7, 2008

Spinach Manicotti

Tonight I was in the mood for stuffed shells, but Kroger didn't have any shells. I settled with manicotti, which is basically the same. I use a basic recipe that my mom uses. They're very easy to fill if you use a pastry bag or a ziplock bag with the end cut off. They're also very healthy when made with part skim cheeses and lots of veggies!

Spinach Manicotti

8 manicotti shells

2 c. zesty marinara

1 egg

1 c. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed

1 c. part skim ricotta

salt and pepper

1 tbsp. parmesan cheese

pinch of red pepper flakes

pinch of oregano

1/4 c. part skim mozzarella

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spoon half the marinara into a baking dish.

Boil the manicotti in heavily salted water for 5 minutes, drain.

Mix remaining ingredients except mozzarella in a bowl. Spoon into a pastry bag with a hole cut off that's the size of the manicotti tubes.

Squeeze some of the mixture into the manicotti, place them in the baking dish. Cover with the remaining sauce and cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.


Angie said...

THat looks so good! I love manicotti.

The DeL Sisters said...

We love Italian! This looks so good!

~Amber~ said...

These look great, manicotti is so good! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

annnnnnd print. mm i love all your italian recipes :)

Cristy and Caleb said...

Can't wait to make this. My mouth is salivating already.....

Forget The Mix! said...

Excellent idea with the piping bag. Looks super yummy!