Sherry's Spinach And Cheese Manicotti Recipe

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Sherry's spinach and cheese manicotti

sherry monfils

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@smonfils

This is my special recipe for manicotti that I got from my daughters grandma, who is straight from Italy. She said to always incorporate a small amount of cream cheese because it holds things together better than eggs.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 large
onion, diced
2 tsp
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
olive oil
15 oz
ricotta cheese
3 oz
cream cheese, softened
8 oz
shredded mozzarella cheese
3 oz
fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper
10 oz
frozen, chopped spinach, drained, squeezed dry
9 large
manicotti shells
2 tsp
dried italian herbs
1
26 oz jar marinara sauce
1/2 tsp
dried parsley
1/2 tsp
dried basil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta as directed, drain, set on a paper towel to dry. Heat a lg skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Saute until softened.
2
In a lg bowl, combine ricotta, cream cheese, 1/2 the mozzarella, 1/2 the parmesan, Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Mix until well incorporated. Add spinach and onion/garlic mix. Mix well.
3
Heat oven to 350. Pour 1/2 the marinara sauce into bottom of a 9" x 13" baking dish. Spoon cheese mix into manicotti shells, ( or pipe it into the shells using a pastry bag.) Arrange shells in pan. Top shells w/ remaining sauce. Cover, bake 30 mins. remove cover and sprinkle w/ remaining cheeses. Cook additional 10 mins or until cheese is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom