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Vegetable Filled Manicotti


  • 12 to 16 uncooked manicotti shells
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach,thawed and drained
  • 1 egg
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

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  1. Cook manicotti shells al dente.
  2. Pour half of the spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and spread out evenly.
  3. Combine garlic, Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, carrot, spinach, egg and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Gently stuff each shell with cheese/vegetable mixture.
  5. Place filled manicotti shells on top of spaghetti sauce.
  6. Pour remaining half of spaghetti sauce over manicotti and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 - 25 minutes.