Four Cheese Manicotti Recipe

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Servings: 6

Ingredients

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  • 12 x manicotti uncooked vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 c. onions finely minced
  • 3 x garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese, part skim lowfat milk shredded
  • 1/2 c. parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 15 ounce nonfat ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkt lowfat vegetable flavored cream cheese (6 ounce.)
  • 4 ounce light cream cheese
  • 5 ounce frzn minced spinach thawed, liquid removed and thawed liquid removed and squeezed dry
  • 27 1/2 ounce light spaghetti sauce

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat: set aside.
  2. Coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat till warm. Add in onion and garlic; saute/fry 3 min. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. combine 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese, 1/4 c. parmesan cheese, and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; beat at medium speed till smooth. Stir in onion mix and spinach.
  4. Spoon mozzarella cheese mix into cooked manicotti about 1/3 c. per shell.
  5. Divide 1 c. sauce proportionately between individual casserole dishes coated with cooking spray. Arrange 2 stuffed manicotti in each dish. Pour remaining sauce over each serving. Place dishes on a baking sheet. Cover each dish with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheeses; bake, uncovered, an additional 5 min. Serving size 2 manicotti.
  6. NOTES : These two are extremely easy, can be made ahead and are always a hit.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 279g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 371  
Calories from Fat 184 50%
Total Fat 20.5g 26%
Saturated Fat 11.05g 44%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 949mg 40%
Potassium 693mg 20%
Total Carbs 25.79g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 13%
Sugars 13.67g 9%
Protein 20.89g 33%
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