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Pork And Spinach Manicotti

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Ingredients
  Manicotti shells 8
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Bulk italian sausage 1 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Egg yolk 1 , slightly beaten
  Low fat cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Canned tomato herb sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Cook manicotti according to package directions.
Drain and set aside.
Thaw spinach.
Drain well, pressing out excess liquid.
Set aside.
Crumble sausage into a 1 1/2-quart casserole, then stir in onion and garlic.
Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power (HIGH) 7 to 9 minutes or till sausage is no longer pink, stirring twice.
Drain.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together egg yolk, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, and salt.
Stir spinach and cottage cheese mixture into sausage mixture.
Spoon some of the sausage and cottage cheese mixture into each manicotti shell.
Place in a 12 x 7 1/2 x 2-inch baking dish.
Spoon remaining filling around edges of shells.
Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 24 hours.
Before mealtime, combine tomato-herb sauce and sugar.
Pour sauce mixture over shells.
Cover with vented clear plastic wrap.
Micro-cook on 100% power (HIGH) 12 to 15 minutes or till heated through.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese atop shells.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Sprinkling
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
7 Minutes

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