Mushroom Manicotti

Planning an elegant dinner for two? With little work, you can prepare these cheese-filled pasta shells topped with a rich, creamy sauce.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Pasta

4
uncooked manicotti pasta shells

Garlic-Mushroom Sauce

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (5 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3
cup dry sherry, dry white wine or Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon lemon pepper
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup whipping cream

Filling

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3
tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
2
tablespoons chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
cup diced cooked ham
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives or 1 teaspoon freeze-dried chives
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain manicotti shells as directed on package.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, 2 tablespoons onion and garlic in butter about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in sherry, lemon juice, lemon pepper and salt. Cook over medium-high heat about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost all liquid has evaporated. Stir in whipping cream. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil over medium-high heat about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, feta cheese, 2 tablespoons onion and the Worcestershire sauce with fork until well blended. Stir in ham and chives. Fill each shell with about 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture, using small spoon.
  • 4 Pour half of sauce unto ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Arrange filled shells in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over shells. Cover and bake about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

You need only a small amount of ham for this recipe. Buy just what you need by purchasing a slice or two from the deli.

Use farmer cheese or blue cheese in place of the feta in this elegant main dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
625
(
Calories from Fat
405 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45 g
45 %
(Saturated Fat
27 g,
27 %
),
Cholesterol
150 mg
150 %;
Sodium
760 mg
760 %;
Total Carbohydrate
40 g
40 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
17 g
17 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
32%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
16%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.