Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

Italian... yum!! However, it photographs terribly...

1/2 box manicotti noodles
2 T olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
6 oz chopped fresh spinach
1 egg
8 oz ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 mozzarella cheese
1 can organic all natural canned chicken
1 Simple White Sauce

Preheat oven 350.  Cook manicotti per box directions.  Drain and rinse in cool water, set aside.   heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  add garlic, saute 5 minutes.  Add chopped spinach and cook another 5 minutes.   Beat egg in a medium bowl.  Stir in chicken, ricotta cheese, basil, salt, and mozzarella.  Make the Simple White Sauce.   Pour small amount of sauce over the bottom of baking dish.  Fill manicotti with cheese mixture.  Place in dish as filled.  Pour additional sauce evenly over the filled shells.  Cover and bake 30-35 minutes.

Serves 3

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