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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Manicotti Florentine for the Microwave

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Category: Italian, Pasta, Microwave

 Ingredients List

  • 8 Manicotti, Cooked And
  • -Drained
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 3/4 c Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 tb Olive Oil
  • 1 c Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tb Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 1 10 Oz Pkg Frozen Chopped
  • -Spinach, Thawed
  • 3 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Pepper


4 tb Olive Oil
1 c Onion, Chopped
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1/2 ts Dried Basil
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Dried Oregano
1/4 ts Pepper
1/2 ts Sugar
1 29 0Z Can Tomatoes
1 6 Oz Can Tomato Paste

Put the meat and onions in a 1 1/2 qt. covered casserole. Cover and cook
until all redness is gone from the meat, 5-7 minutes breaking up the meat
and stirring twice. Drain fat from cooked meat. Drain excess liquid from
the spinach and set aside to add to sauce.

Mix the meat, spinach, and remaining ingredients. Stuff gently into the
cooked and drained manicotti. Place the manicotti in a single layer in a 2
qt. (12"x9") rectangular casserole. Cover with the sauce. Cover loosely
with waxed paper and cook 10 minutesin the microwave oven on high power.
Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle top with more parmesan cheese of desired.

***Sauce: Mix all ingredients and cook, covered, in a 2-quart casserole in
the microwave oven fore 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

NOTES : Prepared sauce may be used instead of the sauce recipe mentioned.

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