Saturday, September 8, 2012

Skinny Manicotti

My husband is Italian and loves Italian food. I, on the other hand, just like it. I rarely crave it and I rarely make it but when I came across this recipe from Allison, I had a hankering for Italian food. Now we all know that Italian food consists mostly of carbs and fatty cheeses, so it is nice to have "skinny" options. This was my first time making manicotti and I will definitely be trying it again!

Ingredients
1 box manicotti noodles (14 count)
16 ounces part skim milk ricotta cheese
2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1 large egg
10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (I used shredded but you can sub shaker)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 jar spaghetti sauce

1. Cook the manicotti noodles according to the package. Be careful because they are fragile and you don't want them to rip
2. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, egg, spinach, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper- this is what you will stuff your noodles with
3.  Here is the tricky part....stuffing the noodles. You can either pour the spinach mixture into a baggie and snip the corner or just use a spoon. I used a spoon
4. Coat the bottom of a full sized baking dish with a little spaghetti sauce and place stuffed manicotti in the dish
5. Top with more sauce (up to you how much you put) and remaining mozzarella cheese
6. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling




18 comments:

Erica said...

Looks delish! Thanks for sharing! Skinny Manicotti is almost an oxymoron! Have a blessed weekend!

Tara St said...

This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Christina L. said...

This looks AMAZING! I am a sucker for anything Italian and anything with skinny in the name. :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This looks delish. I must try it. I love Italian.

Allyson Butler said...

This looks incredible - thanks for sharing! I love all Italian food!

Katie {katie lately} said...

nom nom nom. i looooove pasta. this looks delish! can you come cook for me please? :)

Claire-Christine said...

Looks like a great recipe, Ruthie!

newyorkdork said...

That looks so good! I tried 2 new recipes this week that you may like.

1. Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken from skinnytaste.com
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/04/cheesy-jalapeno-popper-baked-stuffed.html

And Gulf Shrimp Jambalaya. Only I used chicken and chicken broth because the other people eating it don't like shrimp.

Both were so good!

newyorkdork said...

Probably help if I left you the link :)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda/recipe_print/0,1946,FOOD_9936_526504_RECIPE-PRINT-FULL-PAGE-FORMATTER,00.html

Lindsay said...

Rudy you are crazy! Italian food is the best! I have Italian for dinner at least 3 nights a week :)

Ketrin Jones said...

well I know what I am making for dinner. YUM!

Simply Splendid LOVE said...

Yummy!!! We are the same way. Italian is my husband's favorite and it's only okay to me...but this looks so good. I must try this for my hubby. He'll be glad to have Italian!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

this looks divine! thanks for sharing :)! I am going to have to try this!

Rachel said...

Just pinned this! Looks delicious, Ruthie :)

Brooke Houston said...

wowza! This looks amazing!!! I must try it

Erin said...

Yummy! Sounds amazing :) The recipes you share always look like something I would really make and love!

Amanda said...

Hello, get in my belly! M and I are starting to eat healthier...aka we've had salad 2 days in a row, woah! So now I'm all about these "skinny" recipes! CAn't wait to try this!

Gaby said...

goodness that looks good!

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