Friday, 26 December 2008

Spinach Manicotti

8 dried manicotti shells
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 1/3 cup milk
3 oz. Swiss cheese
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 beaten egg
1 x 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed
3/4 cup ricotta
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 Tsp lemon peel

Cook manicotti according to directions on box. Cool in a single layer on a piece of greased foil.

Meanwhile for sauce, cook green onions and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in flour. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add Swiss cheese and broth, stirring until cheese melts.

For filling, in a medium bowl stir together egg, spinach, ricotta and Parmesan cheese and lemon peel. Use a small spoon to fill shells. Arrange in a baking dish. Pour sauce over. Bake, covered, in a 350F oven 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Best Blogger Tips

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