Chicken, spinach and cheese fill this favorite Italian entreé.
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1 (8-ounce) package (about 14) uncooked dried manicotti shells
2 cups lowfat cottage cheese
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (9-ounce) package frozen cut spinach, thawed, well-drained
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
Cover; bake 35-40 minutes or until heated through, uncovering during last 5 minutes.
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.
Cook manicotti shells according to package directions. Drain.
Combine all remaining ingredients except 1 cup mozzarella cheese and pasta sauce in bowl; mix well.
Fill each manicotti shell with 1/3 cup chicken mixture; place into baking dish. Spread remaining filling over shells. Pour pasta sauce over filled shells; top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
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- Manicotti can be prepared ahead. Cook pasta shells; prepare sauce and stuff shells. Cover; refrigerate. Bake at 350°F, 45-50 minutes or until heated through, uncovering during last 5 minutes.
When an Italian dinner is on the menu, there’s never an empty seat at the dinner table. Dishes like Italian Mac and Cheese and Spaghetti Pie offer a little twist, and the best of both worlds. Ciao!