Spinach & Cheese Manicotti

August/September 2019 Dig In Recipe
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Spinach & Cheese Manicotti
Serving: Serves 6
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: Bake 25 Minutes
Spinach & Cheese Manicotti
Recipe By: Logo Site

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1 tsp. Big Y pure olive oil

8-oz. box manicotti pasta

26-oz. jar spaghetti sauce

-Big Y no-stick cooking spray

30-oz. container ricotta cheese

8 oz. fresh Big Y baby spinach, finely chopped

2 big Y Large White Eggs

½ cup fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated

3 Tbsp. fresh parsley leaves, minced

2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves, minced

2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, minced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

-sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

2/3 cup shredded mozzarella

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large pot of salted water, add oil and bring to a slow boil. Once boiling, add manicotti pasta and cook for 5 minutes; gently remove them from the pot and run under cold water to cool down. 2. Spread them onto a paper towel lined baking sheet, drain and gently pat them dry with a paper towel; set aside. 3. Preheat oven to 350°F. 4. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce into a 9x13-inich baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray; set aside. 5. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, herbs, garlic and salt and pepper to taste; mix well. 6. Place some of the mixture into a resealable plastic bag; snipe off one corner. Fill manicotti shells with mixture, refilling the bag as needed. Place shells on top of sauce in baking dish*. Top with remaining sauce and shredded mozzarella. 7. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven, remove foil and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. *If making ahead, stop here, cover with foil and refrigerate. When ready to bake, take out of refrigerator 1 hour before baking. Follow the remaining instructions.

Nutrition facts:

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories: 517 (Calories from Fat: 171); Total Fat: 19g (Saturated Fat: 10g); Protein: 32g; Total Carbohydrates: 50g (Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 9g); Cholesterol: 118mg; Sodium: 879mg
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