Recipes Spinach Manicotti (Vegetarian, Entree)

Number of Servings
    • 10 manicotti shells
    • 2 6-oz. cans tomato paste
    • 3 cups water
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 tsp. dried whole basil
    • 1/2 tsp. dried whole oregano
    • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper
    • 2 10-oz. packages frozen chopped spinach
    • 1 16-oz. carton low-fat cottage cheese
    • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
    • Pepper (to taste)
    • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray
    • 1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Cook manicotti shells according to package directions, omitting salt; drain and set aside. Combine next 8 ingredients; cover and cook sauce over low heat for 1 hour. Cook spinach according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; place on paper towel and squeeze until barely moist. Combine spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and nutmeg. Stuff manicotti shells with spinach mixture and arrange in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour tomato sauce over manicotti. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information

275 Calories; 4g Fat (10.9% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 45g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 945mg Sodium.