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Shiitake Mushroom and Spinach Manicotti

Posted by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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Shiitake Mushroom and Spinach Manicotti from the Betty Crocker site!

Shiitake Mushroom and Spinach Manicotti

You Need:


12
uncooked manicotti pasta or cannelloni shells
2
slices 7-grain sandwich bread
1/4
cup butter or margarine
4 1/2
cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms (about 8 oz)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
bag (10 oz) fresh spinach, stems removed
1
cup ricotta cheese
3
oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1
egg, beaten
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3
cup butter or margarine
2
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
cups half-and-half
4
oz Gouda cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1 1/2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

To Make:

  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on package.
  • 2Meanwhile, tear bread into pieces; place in food processor. Cover; process until coarse crumbs form. Spread crumbs on cookie sheet. Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until toasted. Place crumbs in small bowl; set aside.
  • 3In 10-inch skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms and garlic in butter until mushroom liquid is absorbed. Transfer mixture to large bowl. In skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat; add spinach. Cover; cook 5 minutes or until wilted. Add spinach to mushroom mixture. Stir in ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Spoon mixture evenly into pasta shells. Place in baking dish.
  • 4In 2-quart heavy saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in half-and half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add Gouda cheese; stir until melted. Pour sauce over stuffed shells.
  • 5Add cheese blend and melted butter to toasted bread crumbs; toss well. Sprinkle over shells. Bake uncovered 45 minutes or until bubbly.

Serves: 6

by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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Replies (1-10):
VanBurren
by Beth on Apr. 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM

 Oh, I think I want to try this!

imadekyle
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM
O wow! I have to keep this one, sounds perfect!
taniamorse85
by Silver Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:23 AM

I've got to try this!  Spinach and mushroom is one of my favorite food combinations.

amyjane22
by Amy on Apr. 27, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Sounds so good! I think I'll make this sometime :)
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KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Apr. 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM
I would try this w/o mushrooms
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Me too!! 

Quoting taniamorse85:

I've got to try this!  Spinach and mushroom is one of my favorite food combinations.


snuggiewoogie
by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:12 PM

 This is a good one I'll bet :)

Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM
I love cheese.
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Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM
This looks so good.
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1stpreggers
by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 5:47 PM

 keeper Making this next week!

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