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Chicken & Spinach Manicotti

Chicken & Spinach Manicotti

Chicken, spinach and cheese fill this favorite Italian entreé.

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35 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cover; bake 35-40 minutes or until heated through, uncovering during last 5 minutes.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.

  3. STEP 3

    Cook manicotti shells according to package directions. Drain.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all remaining ingredients except 1 cup mozzarella cheese and pasta sauce in bowl; mix well.

  5. STEP 5

    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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Tip #1

- 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.

Tip #2

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 serving)

490 Calories
14 Fat (g)
100 Cholesterol (mg)
800 Sodium (mg)
44 Carbohydrates (g)
6 Dietary Fiber
44 Protein (g)
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