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Manicotti with Spinach and Mushrooms

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image One of many varieties of Manicotti. This uses spinach and mushrooms.

1 clove garlic
12 large mushrooms
12 ounces baby spinach
1 cup Parmisan cheese, divided
2 tablespoon olive oil
12 ounces ricotta cheese
2 cans (14 once each) tomato sauce, divided
2 tablespoon Italian seasoning, divided
4-6 quarts water
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 box Manicotti pasta (14 pieces)

  1. Mince garlic and set aside.
  2. Chop mushrooms and set aside.
  3. Removes stems from spinach and set aside.
  4. Grate Parmisan cheese and set aside.
  5. Using a large frying pan, heat oil.
  6. Saute garlic about 2 minutes.
  7. Add mushrooms and saute about 3 minutes.
  8. Steam spinach until it starts to wilt. Remove from heat and chop.
  9. Mix ricotta, mushrooms, spinach, and half the cheese.
  10. Cover the bottom of a 9 inch by 13 inch oven safe baking dish with 1 can of tomato sauce mixed with 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
  11. In a large pot, bring 4 to 6 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of canola oil to a boil.
  12. Add 1 box of Manicotti to boiling water and cook uncovered for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain and set out to cool while keeping their shape.
  13. Preheat oven to 400 dF.
  14. Equally divide filling between Manicotti and stuff Manicotti with filling.
  15. Set stuffed Manicotti in baking dish.
  16. Cover Manitotti with 1 can of tomato sauce mixed with 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
  17. Cover with cheese.
  18. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  19. Serve and enjoy.
  20. Refrigerate leftovers.

Serves 7.

This page last updated: Monday, 30-Jan-2017 10:56:24 EST
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