Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Manicotti

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Manicotti This stuffing can be used in anything you want to stuff. I have even simply mixed in a 2 to 3-pound meatloaf to add some veggies to it, and it worked great! Made a very moist meatloaf, and the kids loved it! They also like eating the stuffing plain; I had to chase them away so I would have enough left for the noodles!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 55 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 15 mins

    SERVING : 16

    YIELD : 2 9×13-inch baking dishes

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Divide mozzarella cheese into 3 portions.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook manicotti in boiling water, stirring occasionally until softened slightly but still firm, about 7 minutes. Drain and rest in a bowl of cold water.

  • Combine spinach, Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, and 1 portion mozzarella cheese in a large bowl; mix well and season with salt and pepper. Spoon fill mixture into each manicotti shell. Divide stuffed shells evenly between two 9×13-inch baking dishes. Pour 1 jar spaghetti sauce over each baking dish and sprinkle with equal portions mozzarella cheese. Cover both baking dishes with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, about 45 minutes.

Per Serving: 457 calories; protein 27.5g; carbohydrates 34.8g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 61.4mg; sodium 1115.4mg.