Chicken, Cheese & Spinach Manicotti

Chicken, Cheese & Spinach Manicotti

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breasts
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) fresh spinach
  • 1 container  (16 oz.) 2% Milk fat Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1 cup 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 10 Manicotti shells, cooked, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups Spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions:

1.     Heat oven to 350°F.

2.     Cook and drain Manicotti shells, set aside.

3.     Warm 1-tablespoon olive oil, then add chopped onions and 1 clove of garlic. Once browned, add the spinach and cook down until the spinach is very small.  Drain all liquid from the spinach.

4.     Combine finely chopped chicken and garlic in large bowl. Add spinach, cottage cheese, egg whites and ¼ cup mozzarella; spoon into manicotti shells.

5.     Place in 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with spaghetti sauce.

6.     Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; bake 5 min. or until melted.

This recipe is from Kraftfoods.com.

Jen’s thoughts and Recommendations:

To make it ahead:

Assemble recipe as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. When ready to serve, bake (uncovered) in 350ºF-oven 35 to 40 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining mozzarella; continue as directed.

I would also recommend sprinkling a bit of Parmesan cheese and basil to add a nice touch!


Saute onions and garlic

Mix ingredients


Saute spinach

Stuff shells with mixture and top with spagetti sause
Stuff shells with mixture and top with spagetti sause

Yummy!

Chicken, Cheese & Spinach Manicotti
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jean Abrahamzon says:

    Your web page is so cool, just like you!

  2. eatcookread says:

    I thought of another idea for a recipe! What about creamcheese wontons with multiple dipping sauces (raspberry sauce, strawberry sauce, chocolate, caramel, etc). I saw it at a chinese restaurant I was at recently and they were aweseome!? I bet they would be a quick and easy dessert for you to whip together a recipe for.

    PS – That comment that Jean made is adorable.

  3. eatcookread says:

    I thought of another great website that I’ve been rinding myself at lately: http://www.puffpastry.com/ . I haven’t tried one yet, but, they look awesome.

  4. That’s a great idea to have a simple cream cheese wonton with different sauses! I will have to try that next time. Another great option might be to use phillo dough and different dipping sauses too! I’ll have to check out the puffpastry site you posted. It looks like so good recipes so far.

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