Cheese Manicotti Recipe
Cheese Manicotti Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti equals 340 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 615 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients; stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. In another bowl, mix marinara sauce and water; spread 3/4 cup sauce onto bottom of a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Fill uncooked manicotti shells with ricotta mixture; arrange over sauce. Top with remaining sauce.
  2. Bake, covered, 50 minutes or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Manicotti in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti equals 340 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 615 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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