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                            MANICOTTI FLORENTINE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Main Dish
                 Cheese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12                    Manicotti shells
    2       tb           Olive oil
    2       c            Sorrento Ricotta Cheese
    2       c            Sorrento Mozzarella,shredded
      3/4   c            Sor. Mozzarella, reserved
      1/2   c            Sorrento Grated Parmesan
      1/4   c            Sor. Grated Parmesan,reserve
      1/4   c            Chopped frozen spinach, thaw
                         -and drain well
    1                    Egg, beaten  (Optional)
    2       tb           Fresh basil, torn in pieces
    1       tb           Fresh Parsley, chopped fine
                         Salt & Pepper to taste
   26       oz           Jar Marinara Sauce
 
   Preheat oven to 350F. Cook noodles according to
   directions. Drain, transfer to pan of cold water. Add
   2 T. olive oil to prevent sticking. (I added this
   while cooking.) Combine remaining ingredients (except
   marinara sauce and reserved cheese) in medium bowl and
   mix well. Pour 2 cups marinara sauce in a 9x13 pan (or
   glass). Pat excess water from shells, fill with
   cheese, spinich mixture and lay in pan. Pour remaining
   sauce over shells and sprinkle with reserved cheese.
   Bake 15-20 minutes uncovered. (Note: I omitted egg and
   salt but increased Ricotta cheese to 2 cups and
   Mozzarella cheese to  2 cups in bowl - needed to fill
   12 shells.
  
 
 
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