Spinach Pesto Manicotti

It's a classy way to sneak more veggies into dinner.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6

Ingredients

8
oz. uncooked manicotti
1
lb. extra-lean ground beef
1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain and chopped
4
oz. mozzarella cheese, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2
cup purchased pesto
1
egg
1
(26 to 28-oz.) jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook manicotti to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine ground beef, spinach, cheese, pesto and egg. If desired, add salt and pepper; mix well. For easier stuffing, place beef mixture in resealable freezer plastic bag; seal bag. Cut about 1-inch hole in bottom corner of bag.
  • 3 Fill each manicotti by squeezing beef mixture into manicotti; place in sprayed baking dish. Pour pasta sauce over manicotti. Cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake at 400°F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is no longer pink in center.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
    Calories
    610
    (
    Calories from Fat
    260),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    1110mg
    1110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    56g
    56%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    31g
    31%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    72%;
    Vitamin C
    36%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    28%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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