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Monday, August 22, 2011

Homeade Spinach Manicotti by Skinny Taste

Love how this looks!

Homeade Spinach Manicotti

  • 16 oz part skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups 2% milk reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded (reserve 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Reggiano
  • salt and pepper 
  • 16 crespelles
  • 32 oz marinara sauce or Filetto di Pomodoro

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a large bowl, combine ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, egg, spinach, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

Fill each crespelle with 1/4 cup spinach filling and roll. In a large baking dish, (or two smaller dishes) pour a little sauce on the bottom of the dish. Place rolled manicotti seem side down onto baking dish. Top with a little more sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake about 20-25 minutes.

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