Easy Cheesy Manicotti

Cut prep time by stuffing uncooked manicotti shells with a comforting cheese and spinach filling.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 7

Ingredients

1
jar (26 oz) chunky-style tomato pasta sauce
2
boxes (9 oz each) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, well drained
1
container (12 oz) small curd creamed cottage cheese (1 1/2 cups)
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crumbled
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
package (8 oz) manicotti shells (14 shells)
1/4
cup water
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, spread about one-third of the pasta sauce.
  • 2 Mix spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano and pepper. Fill uncooked manicotti shells with spinach mixture; place on sauce in baking dish.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix remaining pasta sauce and water. Pour sauce mixture evenly over shells, covering completely. Cover; bake 1 hour. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until shells are tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    1000mg
    1000%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    25g
    25%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    130%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    45%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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