The secret to irresistible manicotti is to make them from scratch with homemade crespelles, which are basically Italian crepes. These are filled with spinach, egg and three cheeses and topped with homemade sauce. Filling and delicious!
Homemade Spinach Manicotti
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 2 manicotti • Old Points: 8 pts • Points+: 10 pts
Calories: 376.50 • Fat: 18 g • Protein: 24.7 g • Carb: 29.1 g • Fiber: 3.2 g
- 16 oz part skim ricotta cheese
- 2 cups 2% milk reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded (reserve 1/2 cup)
- 1 large egg
- 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Reggiano
- salt and pepper
- 16 crespelles
- 32 oz marinara sauce or Filetto di Pomodoro
In a large bowl, combine ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, egg, spinach, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
Fill each crespelle with 1/4 cup spinach filling and roll. In a large baking dish, (or two smaller dishes) pour a little sauce on the bottom of the dish. Place rolled manicotti seem side down onto baking dish. Top with a little more sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake about 20-25 minutes.