Easy Cheesy Manicotti

Easy Cheesy Manicotti

Cut prep time by stuffing uncooked manicotti shells with a comforting cheese and spinach filling.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

7

servings

1
jar (26 oz) chunky-style tomato pasta sauce
2
boxes (9 oz each) Green Giant® frozen spinach, thawed, well drained
1
container (12 oz) small curd creamed cottage cheese (1 1/2 cups)
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crumbled
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (8 oz) manicotti shells (14 shells)
1/4
cup water
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, spread about one-third of the pasta sauce.
  2. Mix spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano and pepper. Fill uncooked manicotti shells with spinach mixture; place on sauce in baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, mix remaining pasta sauce and water. Pour sauce mixture evenly over shells, covering completely. Cover; bake 1 hour. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until shells are tender.
Makes 7 servings (2 shells each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Before baking, cover and refrigerate manicotti up to 24 hours; bake as directed in recipe. Or cover tightly, label and freeze up to 1 month; bake about 2 hours.
Try using a baby spoon to fill the manicotti shells--it works great!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.