Friday, October 24, 2008

Manicotti

from Amy

2 cups cottage cheese
1 box frozen spinach (cooked & drained)
mozzarella cheese (or whatever kind you prefer)
2 egg whites
¼ cup chopped parsley
dash pepper
8 oz uncooked manicotti shells (15 pieces)
1 large jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (or marinara)

Preheat oven to 375

I cook the manicotti shells half way, until they are almost done.While the noodles are cooking, I mix together in a bowl, cottage cheese, a handful of grated cheese, parsley, pepper, egg whites, and spinachPut a layer of sauce on the bottom of a casserole dish. Fill the manicotti shells with the filling mixture. Then place them side by side in the dish. Cover shells with remaining sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top. Put foil over dish, and bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

***Lo-Fat Tip: Use low-fat/low-cal cottage cheese or ricotta cheese.

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