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Spinach-Stuffed Manicotti with Vodka Blush Sauce

Special enough for guests yet easy enough for weeknight dinners, this meatless manicotti entrée is a delight to serve!

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 7

1
box (8 oz) uncooked manicotti pasta shells (14 shells)
2
jars (25.5 oz each) Muir Glen™ organic garden vegetable pasta sauce
1/4
cup vodka
1/2
cup whipping cream
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
1/2
cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
2
tablespoons julienne-cut fresh basil leaves

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook pasta shells as directed on box. Rinse with cool water; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart nonreactive saucepan, heat 1 jar of pasta sauce and the vodka to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in whipping cream. Set aside.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix 1 cup of the cheese blend, the sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta and spinach.
  • 4 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, spread 1 cup of pasta sauce from second jar (save remaining sauce for another use). Fill each pasta shell with about 3 tablespoons ricotta mixture; place over sauce in dish. Pour vodka pasta sauce over filled shells.
  • 5 Cover tightly with foil; bake 30 minutes or until sauce is bubbling. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese blend. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If you would like to use dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes instead of those packed in oil, just rehydrate them first by following package directions.

For ease when filling the manicotti shells, shape ricotta mixture into log with fingers and simply place inside cooked shells.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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