Cozy up with a cheesy, red sauced pasta dish great for casual entertaining.
oz uncooked manicotti
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain and chopped
oz mozzarella cheese, diced (about 1 cup)
cup purchased pesto
jar (26 to 28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
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.
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.
Fill each manicotti by squeezing beef mixture into manicotti; place in sprayed baking dish. Pour pasta sauce over manicotti. Cover with foil.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is no longer pink in center.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.