Chipotle Manicotti Bake Recipe

Chipotle Manicotti Bake  Recipe
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Chipotle Manicotti Bake Recipe

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I found this recipe while searching for a vegetarian dish that I could use as a main course. This rich manicotti has the added spiciness that I love in Mexican cuisine. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 14 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups chipotle salsa
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente. Drain.
In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, green onions, eggs and cilantro. Spoon into manicotti. Spread 1/2 cup salsa into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining salsa over top. Bake, uncovered , 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with pepper jack cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chipotle Manicotti Bake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p24

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed manicotti: 597 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

  • 14 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups chipotle salsa
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook manicotti according to package directions for al dente. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, green onions, eggs and cilantro. Spoon into manicotti. Spread 1/2 cup salsa into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with stuffed manicotti. Pour remaining salsa over top. Bake, uncovered , 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with pepper jack cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chipotle Manicotti Bake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p24

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