Spinach Pesto Manicotti

Spinach Pesto Manicotti

Cozy up with a cheesy, red sauced pasta dish great for casual entertaining.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

1:15

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

8
oz uncooked manicotti
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain and chopped
4
oz mozzarella cheese, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2
cup purchased pesto
1
egg
1
jar (26 to 28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook manicotti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine ground beef, spinach, cheese, pesto and egg. If desired, add salt and pepper; mix well. For easier stuffing, place beef mixture in resealable freezer plastic bag; seal bag. Cut about 1-inch hole in bottom corner of bag.
  3. Fill each manicotti by squeezing beef mixture into manicotti; place in sprayed baking dish. Pour pasta sauce over manicotti. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is no longer pink in center.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
Instead of using the plastic bag to fill the manicotti, you can also use a teaspoon and small rubber spatula to stuff them.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 610
    • (Calories from Fat 260),
  • Total Fat 29g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 1110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 56g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 4 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.