Sunday, April 27, 2008

Meatless Manicotti

Okay, I can't take all the credit for this one, it actually came from a friend, the lovely Liz Posey Jones, but it's soooo good and super easy. One of my favorite meatless dinners!

2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 carton (16 ounce) cottage cheese
1 package (10 ounce) fresh or frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained or squeezed
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 black pepper
1 package manicotti shells
1 jar tomato-basil pasta sauce (or use homemade!)
3/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 375. 
Combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, cottage cheese, black pepper, spinach and Parmesan cheese in medium bowl. Spoon about 3 tablespoons mixture into each uncooked manicotti shell. Pour half of tomato-basil pasta sauce into a 13x9 baking dish. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer over sauce and top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella evenly over sauce. Pour 3/4 cup water into dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 375 for 1 hour or until shells are tender (I've done a little less, 53 or 55ish min has still been okay). Let stand 10 min. before serving. 

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Amen for meatless dinners!!