This is such a wonderful take on Italian food! The mixture of creamy rich spinach and three cheese ricotta topped with marinara and more melted cheese makes this dish delicious. This is a great meal for vegetarians or those just wanting to cut back on red meat, or you can add sausage to mix it up!
Ingredients:1 box (8 oz.) manicotti shells, cooked al dente 24 oz. marinara sauce Filling: 10 oz. frozen/fresh spinach, cooked and drained 15 oz. ricotta cheese 1 large egg, beaten 1½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: 1. Cook manicotti shells and spinach according to package directions 2. Combine spinach, ricotta cheese, egg, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste and mix well 3. Stuff each cooked manicotti shell with filling mixture 4. In a baking dish, spread 1 cup marinara sauce on the bottom evenly 5. Arrange stuffed manicotti over sauce 6. Top with remaining sauce and leftover ½ cup of mozzarella 7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes 8. Dish and serve hot