Spinach and mushrooms, along with cheese, make a tasty filling for this meal.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 7 servings
1 pkg. (8 oz.) manicotti shell (14 shells)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 egg whites
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 container (15 oz.) POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/3 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
2 cups OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 5 min., stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Beat egg whites in medium bowl. Add mushroom mixture, spinach, ricotta and half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan; mix well.
Drain pasta; fill with spinach mixture. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with sauce.
Bake 40 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan; bake 5 min. or until mozzarella is melted.
Makeover - How We Did It
We've recreated this Italian classic using better-for-you ingredients to save you 160 calories and 12g of fat, including 6g of sat fat, per serving. The changes included substituting POLLY-O Natural Part Skim Ricotta Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese for the full-fat products. In addition, we added spinach and mushrooms to the filling so we could reduce the cheese.
Substitute BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese for the ricotta cheese and KRAFT 100% Grated Romano Cheese for the Parmesan cheese.
Substitute frozen chopped broccoli for the spinach.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 7 servings.
* 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.