Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spinach Manicotti

1 eggs beaten
15 oz. ricotta
minced garlic
16 oz. frozen spinach thawed, drained
1 package manicotti shells
1 can pasta sauce
½ cup parmesan
olive oil

saute garlic in a bit of olive oil.... add spinach and mix.... set aside

in large bowl lightly beat the egg... then add ricotta cheese and parmesan... mix well..

add the spinach mixture.... mix well...

You may add black olives, mushrooms, onions, (etc) if you wish :)

pour some sauce in the bottom of your pan (I use 9x13)...

then stuff each UNCOOKED manicotti shell with the cheese mixture... roll each in the sauce as you lay in the pan... add more sauce as needed.... coat each noodle but do not drench... once all are filled top with some mozzarella cheese...

TO FREEZE: wrap in foil and label......

TO COOK: thaw overnight... (or allow extra cooking time if you pull straight from the freezer) Bake approx 45- 1 hour with foil on... check for noodle tenderness... once done I like to broil to brown the cheese on top.

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