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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.6
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.2 mg
  • Sodium: 398.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

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Spinach Stuffed Manicotti Tamra's Special!

Submitted by: USAFCOLLINS5

Introduction

Manicotti is filling and delicious! My secret ingredients are nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. Manicotti is filling and delicious! My secret ingredients are nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 box of Manicotti noodles
    1 jar of Spaghetti Sauce (Bertolli Portobello Mushroom with Merlot is a very good choice)
    20 oz Light Ricotta Cheese
    1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese
    1/4 cup Parmesan Grated
    Dash Nutmeg
    Dash Ginger
    1TBSP Cinnamon

Directions

Yield - Makes 12 Manicotti (serving size is 2 manicotti per person)

Preheat Oven - 375

Boil Manicotti for no more than 5 minutes or it will be too soft to fill.

Prepare the filling while manicotti is boiling in a large bowl:
- Frozen Spinach - microwave as directed and soak off excess water before putting into bowl.
- Fold in Ricotta cheese to the spinach
- Fold in Mushrooms, parmesan, mozzarella (hold back some for topping)
- Fold in a dash of nutmeg and ginger
- Fold in cinnamon

Spray a 9x13 glass pan with Pam

- Pour spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the pan
- Pour cold water over the 1/2 cooked manicotti for easier handling.
- Using a Pampered Chef cake decorator, I fill the manicotti with the mixture (you can use a zip lock bag and cut off the end too).
- Place the noodles in a row in the pan
- Pour the balance of the spagetti sauce over the manicotti
- Top with remaining mozzerella and parmesan
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbling

Serve with salad and fat free cottage cheese. A great family dinner!


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user USAFCOLLINS5.






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  • Once I figured out how to stuff the manicotti, this was easy! Very tasty, and very filling. I had half of the spinach/ricotta left over, so I made a quiche with the rest. - 6/14/11

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  • This was so good. I substituted fresh minced garlic for the cinnamon but otherwise followed the recipe. My husband had seconds and even the dog licked his bowl with a bite for him. - 2/25/10

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  • My picky 8 year old granddaughter had three servings and then still ate her brother's leftovers! We all enjoyed this recipe very much. - 11/23/08

    Reply from USAFCOLLINS5 (4/8/09)
    Thanks! I try to sneak good ingredients where I can (even for my husband)! Blessings from Japan!


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