Spinach Stuffed Manicotti Tamra's Special!


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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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Submitted by: USAFCOLLINS5


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


    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


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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