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Triple-Cheese Spinach Manicotti

Triple-Cheese Spinach Manicotti recipe
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I had to change a few things up because I didn't have everything it called for. I found the recipe while looking for a recipe to use up some Mild pizza pork sausage (basica...read more
posted by
Lisachalko
on 6/28/2013
time
prep:
30 min
total:
1 hr 15 min
servings
total:
6 servings
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What You Need

12
 manicotti shells, uncooked
4
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1
 onion, chopped
2
cloves  garlic, minced
1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
1
pkg.  (8 oz. ) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1
pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1/2
cup  KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2
tsp.  each dried basil and oregano leaves
1
jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1/2
cup  water
1/2
cup  DI GIORNO Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

COOK pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat 4 to 5 min or until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add onions and garlic to drippings; cook and stir 2 min. Add ground beef; cook and stir 6 to 7 min. or until no longer pink. Stir in bacon, Neufchatel, spinach, mozzarella and herbs.

DRAIN shells; fill with meat mixture. Pour 1 cup sauce into bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with shells. Add water to spaghetti sauce jar. Cover with lid and shake jar. Pour water over shells; cover with foil.

BAKE 45 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 35 min. Top with Parmesan.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Assemble manicotti as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake in 350ºF-oven 55 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 45 min.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.
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