Serve up classic Italian flavors with Florentine Manicotti. Florentine Manicotti features shells stuffed with a creamy ricotta and spinach filling, then baked and topped with spaghetti sauce for a classic Italian meal.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, well drained
2 cups POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. pepper
12 manicotti shells, cooked
1-1/2 cups OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 min. or until onions are crisp-tender. Place in medium bowl. Add spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, eggs, lemon juice and pepper; mix well. Spoon into manicotti shells.
Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover.
Bake 40 min. or until heated through. About 5 min. before manicotti is done, heat the pasta sauce.
Serve manicotti topped with sauce.
Substitute frozen chopped broccoli for the spinach.
Substitute BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese for the ricotta cheese, and KRAFT 100% Grated Romano Cheese for the Parmesan cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.