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Spinach and Tofu Manicotti

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Treat your family with a classic Italian dinner! Enjoy this pasta made with tofu and spinach - ready in about an hour.

8
uncooked manicotti
2
cups spaghetti sauce
1
(8-oz.) pkg. fat-free cream cheese
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
2
cups frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain*
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
(12.3-oz.) pkg. firm tofu, drained, cut into cubes
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

  • 1 Cook manicotti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spread 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce in bottom of ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cream cheese, basil and garlic powder; mix well. Add spinach, Parmesan cheese and tofu; mix with fork until texture resembles cottage cheese.
  • 4 Stuff tofu mixture into cooked manicotti; arrange in baking dish over sauce. Top with remaining 1 cup sauce. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Cook manicotti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spread 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce in bottom of ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cream cheese, basil and garlic powder; mix well. Add spinach, Parmesan cheese and tofu; mix with fork until texture resembles cottage cheese.
  • 4 Stuff tofu mixture into cooked manicotti; arrange in baking dish over sauce. Top with remaining 1 cup sauce. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

* To quickly thaw spinach, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
1100mg
1100%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
70%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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