Monday, April 27, 2009

Baked Manicotti

5 - 6 cups of your favorite Marinara (tomato) sauce
2 pkg Herb and garlic cream cheese
1½ cup Mozzarella
½ cup Parmesan
1 Egg
1 pkg Frozen spinach, thawed and excess water squeezed out
24 Manicotti noodles, cooked until just tender, rinsed in cold water

Spread ¾ cup of pasta sauce on the bottom of a large baking dish (you may need two). Mix egg, cheeses and spinach until well blended. Spoon mixture into a large plastic bag. Cut a hole in a bottom corner and squeeze mixture into Manicotti noodles. Place stuffed noodles in the dish and pour remaining sauce over. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 35 – 40 minutes.

Serve with a big side salad and fresh buns or bread sticks.

My family loves to get crusty buns or bread and dip it in a garlic olive oil:
2 parts extra-vergin olive oil
1 part butter
LOTS of fresh garlic, minsed -but use to taste
Dash of parsley.
Heat to infuse oil and butter with the garlic flavor. Serve as a bread dip - just watch out, sometimes garlic can linger. But I have to say, this is a standby when someone is coming down with a cold!!


  1. I always wondered how the manicotti got filled with the yumminess.

  2. geese...we will be having some "variety" in our meals this week...Yeah!!...gotta go and get myself some manicotti noodles...

    Thanks for sharing