I got a recipe like this from a healthy cookbook and adjusted it a bunch until it tasted just right. Now I make this healthy and delicious meal quite often. Even my 6- and 8-year-old kids request it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 manicotti
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook manicotti in boiling water until nearly cooked through yet firm, about 6 minutes; drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Mix ricotta cheese, spinach, egg whites, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder together in a bowl; stuff into ricotta shells.

  • Spread enough of the pasta sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish to cover completely. Arrange stuffed manicotti shells into the pan. Pour remaining pasta sauce over the stuffed shells. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the filling is set and hot in the center, about 45 minutes.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Remove aluminum foil from baking dish. Sprinkle mozzarella over the manicotti.

  • Cook under broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

531 calories; protein 31.6g 63% DV; carbohydrates 58.9g 19% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 55.8mg 19% DV; sodium 1155.3mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2014
I thought this was pretty good but just had to change it some based on what I had in the house. I only had about 2/3 of a container or ricotta and it worked fine. I also cut back the mozzarella by about half. I couldnt find my Italian seasoning and just sprinkled a little Goya adobo seasoning on the filling for flavor with some additional black pepper. I do not care for jarred sauce so I just put some unsalted canned tomatoes in my blender with a pinch of garlic sauce and used that. Only other change was using just 1 egg. I only baked it about 20 25 minutes added a little cheese then 5 or so minutes more. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2014
I thought this was pretty good but just had to change it some based on what I had in the house. I only had about 2/3 of a container or ricotta and it worked fine. I also cut back the mozzarella by about half. I couldnt find my Italian seasoning and just sprinkled a little Goya adobo seasoning on the filling for flavor with some additional black pepper. I do not care for jarred sauce so I just put some unsalted canned tomatoes in my blender with a pinch of garlic sauce and used that. Only other change was using just 1 egg. I only baked it about 20 25 minutes added a little cheese then 5 or so minutes more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
Great recipe. I added a little more parmesan and sauce but really it didn't need any changes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2014
I wanted to love these but I found them to be surprisingly bland (even with increasing the Italian seasoning subbing (increased) garlic bread seasoning AND garlic salt (out of garlic powder) and adding crushed red pepper). I also added some fresh mozz to the mix because I had some in need of use. I forewent broiling and simply removed the foil and added the mozz for the final 10 minutes of baking. My box of manicotti held 14 and this filled all w/1/2C or so leftover. I'd have rated these a 3 myself but Mr. LTH really enjoyed them hence the "4". If I make this again I'll def up the filling seasonings. THANKS for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2013
Just made this recently and it made enough for my husband and I to have for a second meal! Even better the second time around! I used a mix of Mario Batali's alfredo sauce (15 oz) and Paul Newman's alfredo sauce (15 oz). I didn't have the amount needed written on my shopping list. The extra sauce didn't hurt a thing and the recipe was lovely even having it twice. I definitely will add this to the family favorite meal list. Read More