Spinach Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodSpeciality
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Manicotti28 (2 Boxes)
 Boiling water4 Quart
 Cooking oil1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Tablespoon
For filling
 Italian sausage1 Pound
 Eggs2 Small
 Grated mozzarella cheese2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Cottage cheese1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Dry bread crumbs1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Frozen chopped spinach10 Ounce, thawed
 Salt1 Dash
 Pepper1 Dash (A Light Sprinkle)
 Nutmeg1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄8 Teaspoon
For tomato sauce
 Stewed tomatoes28 Ounce (2 Containers Of 14 Ounce Each)
 Onion1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Bay leaf1
 Oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Basil1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Tomato paste5 1⁄2 Ounce
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven moderate to 350°F (180°C).

MAKING
2) In an uncovered Dutch oven boil water. Cook manicotti, cooking oil and salt for about 6 minutes.
3) Drain out and rinse with cold water.
4) Drain again.
5) To prepare the filling, remove casings from sausages.
6) In a pan scramble-fry meat.
7) Drain out from fat and keep aside.
8) In a bowl beat the eggs lightly.
9) Mix the next 9 ingredients.
10) Add sausage meat and combine.
11) Stuff manicotti with the mixture.
12) Keep aside.
13) To prepare the tomato sauce, in a saucepan add the first 6 ingredients.
14) Bring it to a boil.
15) Simmer and stir uncovered. Boil and thicken the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes.
16) Remove bay leaf.
17) At the base of the pan spoon sauce and cover.
18) In a large pan, put manicotti close together in single layer.
19) Pour the remaining sauce over it.
20) Bake for 20 minutes.
21) Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over it.
22) Bake for 10 minutes more.

SERVING
23) Serve hot.
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