Vegetarian Stuffed Manicotti with 3 Cheeses and Spinach

Vegetarian Stuffed ManicottiThis is a definite favorite recipe in our home. It fills your heart with the warm spirit of Tuscany.

It is wholesome, mouthwatering and absolutely divine.

This Vegetarian Stuffed Manicotti is made with 3 select cheeses, fresh spinach and several aromatic herbs. 

 

Impeccable dining and high quality cuisine. Get ready for a treat that will have you begging for more.

 

Vegetarian Stuffed Manicotti with 3 Cheeses and Spinach
Serves 4
Smooth, Touch of Spice & Comforting
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. *1 ¾ cup whole milk ricotta
  2. *¾ cup fresh mozzarella, grated
  3. *½ cup provolone, grated
  4. *1- 2 eggs, beaten
  5. *½ cup onion, minced
  6. *1 small clove garlic, minced
  7. *2-3 TBLS parsley (preferably Italian), minced
  8. *1/2 cup fresh Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
  9. *2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce (Dave's Gourmet or Amy's is a great organic brand)
  10. *1 (8 ounce) package of manicotti shells
Optional Garnishes
  1. *Parsley (preferably Italian), chopped
  2. *Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  3. *Fresh Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350’.
  2. Cook pasta al dente, read the cooking instructions carefully so you do not overcook. Place aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix ricotta, spinach, garlic, onion and eggs. Add parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Fold in ½ cup of mozzarella and ½ of provolone plus half of the Romano or parmesan cheese.
  4. In a 9x13 baking dish, pour 1 cup of sauce on the bottom.
  5. Stuff manicotti shells with the ricotta mixture using a small spoon. Arrange shells in a single layer in the baking dish.
  6. Cover with remaining sauce and then a layer of all 3 or 4 cheeses.
  7. Bake the manicotti for 35 – 50 minutes
  8. Top with preferred garnish
  9. Serve manicotti with a leafy green vinaigrette, fresh bread with olive oil (room temperature) for dipping and steamed asparagus or seasonal vegetable.
Notes
  1. Diet Type: Vegetarian
  2. Diet Tags: High Protein
  3. Culinary Tradition: Italian
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 Organic Wine

organic wine companyAre you a wine connoisseur that appreciates a superior vintage? The Organic Wine Company has an amazing selection of unique wines that are of utmost quality. From the basic table wine to the elite’ bottle of bubbly, you will find a wine that embraces your palate.

The perfect bottle to complement Manicotti is a full-bodied red wine. My favorite is Bordeaux or French table wine; it has a robust flavor that accompanies a hearty Italian meal. One thing great about French table wine is its price. It is inexpensive yet does not compromise quality. However, Bordeaux is divine. A little bit more expensive than a red table wine but not by much.

Thankfully, there are now  company that produce organic wine. The Organic Wine Company has a wide variety of red wines that would go well with Manicotti. My personal favorite that pairs well with Manicotti is 2011 Moulin de Peyronin Bordeaux .   Also available are vegan wines, bio-dynamic wines and no sulfates added wines.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Manicotti in baking dish: megabeth via photopin cc
Vegetarian Stuffed Manicotti on plate with fork: I Believe I Can Fry via photopin cc
Vegetarian Stuffed Manicotti with rolls: smiteme via photopin cc

 
 

Mary

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