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Cheesy Ground Beef Manicotti

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 7
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Add something tasty to your family’s Italian dinner tonight! Serve baked manicotti shells placed on beef mixture sprinkled with cheese.

Ingredients

14
uncooked manicotti shells
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
jar (26 to 30 oz) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
2
boxes (9 oz each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
2
cups small curd cottage cheese
1
can (8 oz) mushroom pieces and stems, drained
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain manicotti as directed on package using minimum cooking time (cooking for the minimum time helps prevent the shells from tearing while filling).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in pasta sauce.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 4 Squeeze thawed spinach to drain; spread on paper towels and pat dry. In medium bowl, mix spinach, cottage cheese, mushrooms, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, the nutmeg and pepper.
  • 5 In baking dish, spread 1 cup of the beef mixture. Fill manicotti shells with spinach mixture. Place shells on beef mixture in dish. Pour remaining beef mixture evenly over shells, covering shells completely. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  • 6 Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1360mg
57%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
12g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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