Whip up this meatless manicotti for a vegetarian version of a favorite Italian pasta dish.Cheese pasta dishes don't always have to be extremely high in fat. This recipe calls for fat-free cheese, so you get the flavor, the calcium but not all the saturated fat.

Catherine Salzman


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, cottage cheese, and the next 5 ingredients (through black pepper) in a medium bowl. Spoon about 3 tablespoons cheese mixture into each uncooked manicotti. Pour half of tomato-basil pasta sauce into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange stuffed shells in a single layer over sauce, and top with the remaining sauce. Pour 1 cup water into dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella evenly over sauce. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until shells are tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 9g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 38.3g; fiber 3.9g; cholesterol 23mg; iron 3mg; sodium 891mg; calcium 451mg.