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Spinach Manicotti

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Ingredients
  Manicotti shells 8
For filling
  Frozen chopped spinach 20 Ounce
  Low fat cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For sauce
  Skim milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Teaspoon
  Snipped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Low moisture part skim mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Prepare manicotti as directed on package.
Rinse with cold water.
Drain.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Set aside.
Unwrap spinach and place on plate.
Microwave at High for 6 to 8 minutes, or until defrosted, rotating plate once.
Drain.
Press to remove excess moisture.
In medium mixing bowl, combine spinach and remaining filling ingredients.
Mix well.
Stuff each manicotti shell with about 1/3 cup filling.
Arrange in 10-inch square baking dish.
Set aside.
For sauce, in small mixing bowl, blend milk and flour.
Stir in parsley.
Microwave at High for 2 to 4 minutes, or until sauce thickens, stirring after first 2 minutes, then after every minute.
Add mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Stir until mozzarella cheese melts.
Pour evenly over manicotti.
Cover with wax paper.
Microwave at 70% (Medium High) for 9 to 14 minutes longer, or until internal temperature registers 145°F, rotating dish once or twice.
Let stand, covered, for 1 minute.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Sandwich
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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