Manicotti Alla Romana

YIELD: 7
COOK TIME: 50

PREP TIME: 60
TOTAL TIME: 110 Minutes

This rich meat, spinach and cheese filled manicotti dish is covered with white and red sauces. I offer this on the catering menu at my catering company and it is the most popular for casual dinner parties. It's a bit of work but well worth the effort."

INGREDIENTS:

-    olive oil
-    chopped onion
-    Garlic
-    Ground beef
-    salt
-    package frozen chopped spinach
-    manicotti shells
-    Ricotta cheese
-    Eggs
-    spaghetti sauce
-    Butter
-    all-purpose flour
-    chicken bouillon granules
-    chopped fresh parsley
-    chopped fresh basil
-    grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent. Saute garlic for 1 minute and stir in ground beef. Cook until well browned and crumbled. Season with salt and set aside to cool. Cook spinach according to package directions. M