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Cheesy Manicotti

01:25:00 Makes 7 servings, 2 stuffed shells (228 g) each.
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Makes 7 servings, 2 stuffed shells (228 g) each.

Spinach and mushrooms, along with cheese, make a tasty filling for this main dish that is 370 calories per serving.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 5 min., stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Beat egg whites in medium bowl. Add mushroom mixture, spinach, ricotta and half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; mix well. Spoon into manicotti shells.
  • Place in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with pasta sauce.
  • Bake 40 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheeses; bake 5 min. or until mozzarella is melted.


Substitute frozen chopped broccoli for the spinach.


Substitute low fat cottage cheese for the ricotta cheese.

Makeover - How We Did It

We've recreated this Italian classic using better-for-you ingredients to save you 130 calories and 14 g of fat, including 8 g of sat fat, per serving. We substituted part-skim ricotta, Cracker Barrel Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese and Kraft 100% Parmesan Light Grated Cheese. Then, we added spinach and mushrooms to the filling so we didn't need as much cheese.


  • Makes 7 servings, 2 stuffed shells (228 g) each.

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Nutrition Bonus

Calcium is a key nutrient for bone health at any age. The combination of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses provides an excellent source of calcium in this delicious main dish. And as a bonus, the spinach is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 7 servings, 2 stuffed shells (228 g) each.
Calories 370
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 790mg
Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 11g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 40 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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