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Easy Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

Easy Stuffed Manicotti

Stuffed manicotti recipes can be high in calories, but substituting in turkey sausage and other lower fat ingredients keep the numbers down in this family-friendly Italian dish.

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 – 6 ounce can tomato paste
4 cups tomato juice
1 teaspoon sugar
16 ounces ricotta cheese
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 large eggs
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
10 ounce box spinach, chopped
8 ounces manicotti, uncooked
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

Oven Temp: 350°
Recipe Cooking Time:
Pan Type:12 x 9 baking dish

Stuffed Manicotti Directions

Preheat your oven.

Thaw spinach and squeeze between paper towels to get all water out.
Set aside.
In a large skillet cook the ground beef, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and basil, until meat is no longer pink in the middle.
Drain well and remove 1/2 of the meat, and set it aside.
Add the tomato paste, tomato juice and sugar.
Stir to blend.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer while preparing filling.
In a large bowl combine the ricotta cheese, first amount of mozzarella cheese, slightly beaten eggs and parmesan cheese and the drained spinach.
Mix well.
Add in the beef that you had set aside.
Pour 1 cup of the tomato sauce into the bottom of an ungreased casserole dish.
Stuff the uncooked manicotti with the cheese filling.
Layer stuffed pasta in pan and cover with remaining sauce.
Cover with foil.
Bake stuffed manicotti in hot oven for for allotted time.
Remove foil.
Top manicotti with remaining cheese and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serve this stuffed manicotti recipe with your favorite warm bread or rolls.

Stuffed Recipe Serves: 6 – 8

Nutrition Facts; for Stuffed Manicotti Dinner
Serving Size 438 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549
Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.1g 40%
Saturated Fat 14.7g 74%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 1259mg 52%
Potassium 1049mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 26.2g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 11%
Sugars 8.7g
Protein 55.1g
Vitamin A 102% Vitamin C 64% Calcium 89% Iron 76%

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