Easy Manicotti

Prep Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 1 ¾ hrs | Servings: 7

  • SERVES 7
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 1.75 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 container (15 oz. each) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided (2 cups = 8 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup = 1 oz.)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz. each) dry manicotti shells, uncooked
  • 1 can (24 oz. each) Hunt's® Traditional Pasta Sauce, divided
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine ricotta cheese, spinach, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and black pepper in medium bowl; mix well. Stuff 3 tablespoons cheese mixture in each uncooked manicotti; set aside.
  2. Pour half of pasta sauce in the bottom of sprayed 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Arrange stuffed manicotti in single layer over sauce; pour the remaining sauce evenly over top. Pour water into corner of dish. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce. Cover tightly with foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories - 334, Total Fat - 10g, Protein - 20g, Sodium - 765mg, Sugars - 8g, Carbohydrate - 38g, Calcium - 46%, Iron - 15%

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