Pasta: Baked Manacotti

posted by Angel 02-18-101 4:35 AM

Baked Manacotti

1 lb (.5 kg.) lean ground beef
1/4 cup (60 ml.) chopped onion
1 clove garlic, mashed
1 can chopped spinach, drained or 1 box frozen, drained.
11/2 cups (350 ml.) cottage cheese
2 eggs lightly beaten
12 cooked manicotti shells
1 (15 1/2 ounce) jar of spaghetti sauce
Parmesan cheese (1/2 cup)
1 cup (225 ml.) Mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 4 ozs.)

Preheat oven to 350F degrees (175 C.). Lightly grease 13 inch x 9 inch pan, set aside.

Brown beef in skillet and add onion and garlic. Saute 3 to 4 minutes until onion is tender. Drain off excess fat. Remove from heat and add spinach, cottage cheese, eggs, salt and pepper. Stir until well mixed.

Fill each shell with 1/4 cup (60 ml) of meat mixture. Place filled shells in prepared baking pan. Pour over spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle 1/2 cup (125 ml) of grated parmesan Sprinkle 1 cup (225 ml) (4 ozs.) shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake for 30 minutes.

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