Sunday, November 7, 2010

FLORENTINE MANICOTTI



1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, well drained
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
12 manicotti shells, cooked
1 jar spaghetti sauce

1. Cook manicotti shells according to package. While shells are boiling preheat oven to 350°F. Cook and stir onion and garlic in butter in small skillet on medium heat until tender. Place in large bowl. Add spinach, ricotta, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, juice and seasonings; mix until well blended.

2. Stuff evenly into manicotti shells. (In order to not tear shells you will have to stuff them using your hands) Place in 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with foil.

3. Bake 40 min. or until heated through. Meanwhile, heat sauce on the stovetop or in microwave. Serve over manicotti.

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