Cheesy Spinach Manicotti

Cheesy Spinach Manicotti:

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Cheesy Spinach Manicotti is the best appetizer option for kids;  most of the kids eat only the starter and they always refuse the main course; Cheesy spinach manicotti is the best option; kids will definitely love this recipe :)

Ingredients:

Manicotti (4 shells)

2 cup Spinach (chopped into fine pieces)

1 cup Ricotta Cheese

½ cup Mozzarella Cheese (Shredded)

¾ cup Parmesan Cheese

1 tsp. Black Pepper

1 tsp. Onion Flakes Dried (or 1/2 medium fresh onion)

1 tsp. Garlic Powder (or 2 freshly chopped garlic)

1 tsp. Dried Basil

1 tsp. Dried Parsley

2 tsp. Lemon Juice

Salt to Taste

Steps:

  1. In the boiling water, add 1 tsp. olive oil and required salt along with manicotti; cook them until soft and tender.
  2. Preheat the oven (350 degrees)
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the spinach followed by all the cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella &  parmesan  and all the spices (black pepper, basil & parsley)
  4. Add the dried onion flakes, garlic powder and salt to taste; mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Then start stuffing the cheese and spinach mixture into the manicotti (be careful while stuffing; you can use spoon downwards in order to fill the mixture into the manicotti evenly)
  6. Arrange the manicotti in the creased pan.
  7. In the pre-heated oven; cook the manicotti for about 30 minutes.
  8. Best appetizer option for kids.

Tips:

  1. Feel free to add tomato sauce, if you like to have any.
  2. Arrange the manicotti between the sauce layers; just like lasagna.
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