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Mock Manicotti Recipe

Mock Manicotti Recipe

“I’ve always tried to get my children to eat vegetables,” writes Deanne Schwarting of North English, Iowa. “When my son tried manicotti at a restaurant and liked it, I came up with this version. It was a hit.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (24 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese, drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Spread 1/2 cup over each noodle; roll up jelly-roll style. Place seam side down in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • 2. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; drizzle with spaghetti sauce if desired. Bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without spaghetti sauce) equals 287 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 545 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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