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Spinach Manicotti

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"Stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, this Italian-style entree is flavorful and filling. I particularly like this meatless dish because I don't have to cook the pasta before assembling. --Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin"
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings
Original recipe yields 7 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, spinach, sour cream, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder. Combine the tomato juice, salsa and crushed tomatoes; spread 1 cup sauce in a ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Stuff uncooked manicotti with spinach mixture; arrange over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over manicotti.
  2. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 stuffed manicotti) equals 341 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 883 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

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Great dish! Not your average manicotti. I was a little weary of the salsa but it turned out amazingly well. I follow the recipe with just a few slight changes. I used V8 vegetable juice instea...

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Although I modified the recipe, I am glad I did. I kept to the recipe as far as the filling mixture goes. That's the part that was lacking, big time. It did not have much flavor. I had some Ital...

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Great dish! Not your average manicotti. I was a little weary of the salsa but it turned out amazingly well. I follow the recipe with just a few slight changes. I used V8 vegetable juice instea...

This is totally awesome! I made this for dinner tonight. I didn't make any changes. I did have leftover ricotta mixture, so I just spread it over the top before baking. I filled the manicott...

This is my families favorite dish I make. I bring it over on the Holidays. However, I do make a few changes, I omit the salsa and Juice and just use my homemade spaghetti sauce w/ diced tomato...

This was wonderful! Basically followed recipe as printed with the exception of fresh spinach (that it what I had on hand), cottage cheese instead of ricotta (more flavor and cheaper), no sour cr...

Wonderful recipe, easy to make... had it for dinner last night. I was wary of the salsa at first but it gave the recipe a wonderful flavor. Will likely be having it again soon.

Good, easy recipe! Instead of salsa, I used a jar pasta sauce I had in the pantry, and it did the trick. Next time I'll try using a pastry bag to fill the manicotti to cut down on prep time. Als...

Although I modified the recipe, I am glad I did. I kept to the recipe as far as the filling mixture goes. That's the part that was lacking, big time. It did not have much flavor. I had some Ital...

This recipe was very easy to make and not having to work the cooked manicotti made it so much easier to stuff. The filling was a bit dry and I really think it would have been better with a mari...

Pretty good, although I have to admit I made a few changes- some due to necessity, some due to taste preferences. I didn't have Italian Seasoning, so I omitted that, and I had to use garlic salt...