Super Easy Spinach & Mushroom Manicotti(or shells)

Ashley Burnam

By
@MissAshley

This dish is so easy and delicious for a weeknight! I make it ALL the time for my boyfriend and I. The leftovers are fabulous.


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Serves:

makes 1 box manicotti rolls

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

FILLING

1 pt
part skim ricotta cheese
1 c
italian blend cheese(mozzarella, parmesan, provalone)
1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder and onion powder
1 large
handful fresh baby spinach, chopped and stems removed
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning or marjoram
1 tsp
each: salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
1/4 c
milk, nonfat, dry

YOU'LL ALSO NEED...

1 box
manicotti noodles, cooked al dente
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 jar(s)
your favorite spaghetti sauce
8-10
baby portabello mushrooms
1 tsp
each: oregano, basil, pepper, onion powder
1
medium white or yellow onion, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Start by dumping the ricotta cheese, milk, and all seasonings into a large bowl and stir.
2
Add the spinach and the Italian blend cheese, mix again. Cover and set in the fridge while you cook the noodles. While the noodles cook, I slice and saute the mushrooms and onion in 2 tbsp of butter and salt, pepper and garlic until very soft.
3
After the noodles are al dente, drain them and toss with the olive oil to prevent them sticking to each other.While the noodles cook, add the seasonings and tomatoes to the sauce and stir.
4
1 at a time, rip or cut 1 side of each manicotti noodle to open it flat. Drop a large spoonful of the mix and roll it back up.
5
Place them into a glass baking dish(13x9) with a couple spoonfuls of sauce on the bottom. make sure the cut side of the noodle is on the bottom or they'll open.
6
After all have been made, put a spoonful of sauce on each roll and cover the top with the rest of the Italian blend cheese.
7
Bake covered on 350 degrees for 20 minutes, then remove foil and cook for another 10-20 minutes or until the pan is bubbly and the cheese starts to brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy