Monday, March 21, 2011

Manicotti Florentine

Serious craving for rich Italian food these days.  This recipe hit the spot without too much guilt.

Manicotti Florentine
1 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 cup cottage cheese
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup+ mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 jar favorite spaghetti sauce (Classico Traditional Sweet Basil for me :)
1 package manicotti pasta (16 or so shells), uncooked

1. Mix spinach, mushrooms, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper in medium bowl.
2. Spread 1 or 2 cups pasta sauce on bottom of 9x13 dish.
3. Fill shells with cheese & veg mixture.
4. Place in dish.  Cover with more pasta sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
5. Bake covered 50 min at 375.  Remove cover for additional 10 minutes.

Serve with Greek Salad.

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