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Monday, May 23, 2011

Made From Scratch Tuesday 5/24

 A few weeks ago, we tried these Bertolli frozen meals. They were pretty good. We really like the manacotti stuffed with ricotta, spinach and chicken. But, they are a little more expensive than I prefer for a dinner for two. I decided I could probably make these myself for cheaper, and they would probably taste better. So here's my first attempt:

Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Manacotti
What you'll need:
Chicken breasts-cooked and diced
Fresh Spinach, chopped
Ricotta Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Manacotti-cooked and drained
Alfredo Sauce

After cooking and draining the pasta, stuff them with the mixture of cheeses, chicken and spinach. I couldn't find my pastry bag, so I used a gallon size ziploc bag and cut the corner off!


Pour a little alfredo sauce in the bottom of a glass pan and place stuffed pasta in a baking dish. Top with alfredo sauce and bake for 25 minutes at 350.



I also added some fresh Parmesan cheese to the top to get the browned cheese effect.


Here's what I learned:
1. My version is cheaper and tastier!
2. My version is a LOT more work! 

Still trying to decide if it was worth it, but the husband says it's definitely worth it!


Now, it's time to link up some of those great dishes you make from scratch!
Here are the rules:
1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. My only content rule is it has to be made from scratch.
3. If you want to put my button somewhere, that'd be cool. You can grab the code for the Made From Scratch Tuesday button on the top right of my sidebar.





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9 comments:

Marelie said...

Hi Jen,
Its always nice to be here and something is wrong with my linky..lol..I hope you can get to fix it.Thanks.I brought my Buttery Bar.Your pasta is a sure winner to my family.Thanks for hosting and sharing

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jen,
I am sharing my Chicken Breast with Olives and Rosemary. Thanks for hosting today and I hope you will link up a recipe on my Full Plate Thursday!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

I’m a sharing a Filipino vegetable dish today called Pakbet Tagalog.
Enjoy everyone!

NC Sue said...

Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 200 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.
I hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!
NCSue

Mo 'Betta said...

You could probably adapt the chicken and spinach lasagna rolls I posted not too long ago for a very similar taste, and maybe less work?!

Lana said...

That does sound good! Maybe it could become a freezer meal so you could make a bunch and freeze some for later when you just don't have the time!?!?!

Good to see you yesterday! ;-)

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

I'm linked up my Frosted Cashew Cookies! They are so tasty, you would love them!! Thanks for hosting another great blog hop :)

Nanna said...

things stuffed in pasta always looks good although I've never tried it lol this looks good!
Helen

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Just wanted to let you know I changed my blog url from eating in winnipeg to http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/ hope to have you come over there and follow me there :)

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