Spinach Manicotti

Spinach Manicotti

Surprise! Less than 10 ingredients and just 15 minutes prep is all you need to whip up this Italian pasta dish. Follow the do-ahead tip and you'll have a doable weeknight dinner.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

7

servings

1
box (8 oz) uncooked manicotti shells (14 shells)
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1
box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic cut spinach, thawed, drained, squeezed dry
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen® pasta sauce (any flavor)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Cook manicotti as directed on box. Rinse with cool water; drain well.
  2. In medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups of the Italian cheese blend, the red pepper, ricotta cheese, spinach, garlic and egg.
  3. In bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Spoon ricotta mixture into manicotti; place over sauce in dish. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti.
  4. Cover tightly with foil; bake about 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. Uncover dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese blend. Bake uncovered 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 7 servings (2 manicotti each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
The Italian cheese blend adds a nice flavor twist to this dish, but you could use mozzarella instead.
Do-Ahead
You can make this recipe up to 24 hours ahead. Just cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. You can expect about 15 minutes extra baking time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (2 Manicotti))
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 770mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.