Main Dishes

Italian Manicotti

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Another of my family long time favorites, the recipe takes just a little time if you make the sauce homemade, if in a hurry you can use jar sauce I suppose, but try making it at least once your family will thank you, it's delicious and the cheeses and meat stuffing is out of this world good

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Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr 0 min
Yield:
6 servings


Ingredients
1 pound fresh spinach, stems trimmed and well washed or a 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed
Kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon
12 manicotti shells
3 cups marinara sauce, recipe follows
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese (about 1 pound)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a mixture of half Pecorino and Parmesan
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
Freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, diced
MARINARA SAUCE
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 medium onion, diced (about 3 tablespoons)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 1/2 cups whole, peeled, canned tomatoes in puree, (one 28-ounce can), roughly chopped
Sprig of fresh thyme
Sprig of fresh basil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion and garlic, stirring, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the herb sprigs and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
Directions Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, and season generously with salt. Fill a medium bowl with ice water and season with salt, as well. Boil the spinach, uncovered, until tender,...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
657

Sodium
1172mg
48% DV

Fat
19g
29% DV

Protein
30g
60% DV

Carbs
85g
28% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV

Healthy Salmon Burger

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