Three-Cheese Spinach Manicotti

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"I lighten this up by using reduced fat cheese and ground turkey, I have used ground beef on different occasions both are good. To make ahead, assemble manicotti as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake in 350ºF-oven 55 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 45 min."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (411.7 g)
  • Calories 782.1
  • Total Fat - 42 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 141.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1392.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 59.7 g
  • Calcium - 964.3 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat 4 to 5 min or until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add onions and garlic to drippings; cook and stir 2 min. Add ground beef; cook and stir 6 to 7 min. or until no longer pink. Stir in bacon, neufchatel, spinach, mozzarella and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Carefully fill the cooked manicotti shells with meat mixture. Pour 1 cup sauce into bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with shells. Add water to spaghetti sauce jar. Cover with lid and shake jar, then pour over shells. Top with Parmesan and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil.

Step 4

Bake 45 minutes or until heated through, uncovering after 30 minutes.

Step 5

Allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving.


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