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Spinach-Stuffed Manicotti with Vodka Blush Sauce

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 7

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

Ingredients

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) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
2
tablespoons julienne-cut fresh basil leaves

Steps

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

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
9g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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