Whole-wheat manicotti is a good source of fiber and other important nutrients, such as B vitamins, iron, folate, selenium, potassium and magnesium. A high intake of whole grains is linked to a lower risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the manicotti according to package directions and rinse in cold water.
Chop all the ingredients. In a frying pan, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, chopped peppers, tomatoes and eggplant and let it cook for at least 15. Add the salt and black pepper. Then add the spinach and let it cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from the stove
In a medium-sized bowl combine ricotta, one cup of mozzarella cheese, vegetable mixture, salt and pepper to taste
Stuff the shells with the cheese mixture. I find that using a piping bag works the best.
In a 9 x 13 inch, pan add 1 cup of marinara sauce to the bottom. Line the manicotti in an even layer. Cover with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven and serve.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 340
- Calories from Fat
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 16.1g25%
- Saturated Fat 9.7g49%
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 44mg15%
- Sodium 653mg28%
- Potassium 484mg14%
- Total Carbohydrate 27.6g10%
- Dietary Fiber 4.8g20%
- Sugars 7.3g
- Protein 23.9g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Average cost of recipe per serving: $3.00
Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.
Adapted from: therecipecritic.com
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