Sunday, January 9, 2011
Spinach 'N Cheese Manicotti
1 box Manicotti
1 jar pasta Sauce
2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 oz Mushrooms,(optional)
1 clove Garlic, Minced
12 oz Fresh Spinach, Chopped (6 oz if using mushroom)
15oz Ricotta Cheese
1/3 cup Basil, Chopped
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
!/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Cook Manicotti for 7 minutes; drain and rinse in cool water. Set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach; continue cooking 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Beat eggs lightly in medium bowl. Stir in ricotta, basil and salt. Stir in mushroom mixture.
Spread ¾ cup Italian Baking Sauce over bottom of 9x13-inch baking dish. Fill Manicotti with mushroom mixture; place in dish. Pour remaining Sauce evenly over filled shells; sprinkle with cheeses. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover; continue baking 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.